Old Yorkville Homes & Businesses: Original Village of Yorkville

Compiled by Elmer Dickson

Preface

Unless otherwise noted, the information below was acquired from Kendall County Courthouse records.

Information acquired from Kendall County Newspapers will appear in a border box like this one including the following citation at the top:
Source: Kendall County Newspapers

 

The Original Village of Yorkville Laid Out by Edward Brewster
Plat Recorded June 2, 1843

 

Block 1, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

Street address: 101 West Washington Street.

 

Legal description: east half lots 1, and lot 4, block 1, and south half of vacant alley lying north and adjacent, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 103 West Washington Street.

Legal description: west half lots 1, and lot 4, block 1, and south half of vacant alley lying north and adjacent, Original Village of Yorkville.

Note: “lot 4” may be the wrong lot number. Need to check against plat map.

Home constructed for John and Sarah J. Wolcott circa 1909-1910.

 

Lot 1: Mary E. Mason to Margaret Anderson, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1895, $150.

Lot 1: Margaret Anderson to Sarah J. Wolcott, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1899, $200.

Lot 1: Sarah J. Wolcott to William Freise, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1910, $2,850.

 

Lot 1: “William Freise, one of the prominent German farmers south of Yorkville, has purchased the John Wolcott home on Washington Street. They expect to move into the house in the spring. It is understood that Mr. Wolcott has bought a lot on the south end of South Main Street, and may build a cottage there.”1

“Mr. and Mrs. John Wolcott have given possession of their house to William Freise and are now living in the new barn constructed on their new lot while they await the completion of their home.”2

 

Lot 1: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Monkemeier and LaVerne moved into the Freise home on Washington Street, last week.3

 

Margaret Anderson, lots 1 and 4, block 1, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Sarah J. Wolcott, lots 1 and 4, block 1, 1901 T-A, increase to $300.

 

Sarah J. Wolcott, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, 1904 T-A, increased to $340.

 

William Freise Estate, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $850.

 

Mabel Freise, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,850.

 

Lot 2

 

Lot 2:

 

Lot 3

 

Lot 3:

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 101 West Washington Street.

Legal description: east half lots 1, and lot 4, block 1, and south half of vacant alley lying north and adjacent, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 103 West Washington Street.

Legal description: west half lots 1, and lot 4, block 1, and south half of vacant alley lying north and adjacent, Original Village of Yorkville.

Note: “lot 4” may be the wrong lot number. Need to check against plat map.

Home constructed for John and Sarah J. Wolcott between circa 1900.

 

Lot 4: Mary E. Mason to Margaret Anderson, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1895, $150.

Lot 4: Margaret Anderson to Sarah J. Wolcott, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1899, $200.

Lot 4: Sarah J. Wolcott to William Freise, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1910, $2,850.

 

Lot 4: “William Freise, one of the prominent German farmers south of Yorkville, has purchased the John Wolcott home on Washington Street. They expect to move into the house in the spring. It is understood that Mr. Wolcott has bought a lot on the south end of South Main Street, and may build a cottage there.”4

“Mr. and Mrs. John Wolcott have given possession of their house to William Freise and are now living in the new barn constructed on their new lot while they await the completion of their home.”5

 

Margaret Anderson, lots 1 and 4, block 1, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Sarah J. Wolcott, lots 1 and 4, block 1, 1901 T-A, increase to $300.

 

Sarah J. Wolcott, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, 1904 T-A, increased to $340.

 

William Freise Estate, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $850.

Mabel Freise, lots 1 and 4, block 1, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,850.

 

Block 2, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Lot 1: William H. Jeter to Eliza X. Jeter, part of lot 1, block 2, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Block 3, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Lot 1: William Hill, County Clerk, to Milton E. Cornell, Tax deed, lots 1 and 2 block 3; and lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, November 9, 1891.

Lot 1: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, and lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, December 31, 1891.

Lot 1: George E. Mowry to Orson O. Perkins, lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1897, $200.

Lot 1: Orson O. Perkins to Fred Ohse, lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1899, $75.

 

Orson O. Perkins, lots 1 and 2, block 3, 1899 T-A, $50.

 

Amos Rose, lot 1 and 4, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $80.

 

Amos Rose, lot 4, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $160.

 

Lot 2

 

Lot 2: William Hill, County Clerk, to Milton E. Cornell, Tax deed, lots 1 and 2 block 3; and lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, November 9, 1891.

Lot 2: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, and lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, December 31, 1891.

Lot 2: George E. Mowry to Orson O. Perkins, lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1897, $200.

Lot 2: Orson O. Perkins to Fred Ohse, lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1899, $75.

Lot 2: M. Adele Kremer, et al, to William Inscho, lot 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1900.

Lot 3

 

Orson O. Perkins, lots 1 and 2, block 3, 1899 T-A, $50.

 

Lot 4

 

Amos Rose, lot 1 and 4, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $80.

 

Block 4, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Lot 1: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Robert A. McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, July 3, 1885, $600.

Lot 1: William Hill, County Clerk, to Milton E. Cornell, Tax deed, lots 1 and 2 block 3; and lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, November 9, 1891.

Lot 1: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, and lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, December 31, 1891.

Lot 1: George E. Morey to J. S. Moses, lot 1, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1895, $100.

Lot 1: County Clerk to George W. Roland, Tax deed, lot 1, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1901.

Lot 1: George W. Roland to Samuel Normandin, lot 1, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1907.

Lot 1: Farmers’ Elevator Company of Yorkville, to William Holle, lot 1, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1909, $100.

Lot 1: Samuel Normandin to William Holly (sic Holle), lot 1, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1911.

Lot 1: Oscar S. Hagen to Electa Hagen, east 20 feet of lot 4, block 4, with exception, also part of lot 1, block 4, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, February 1930.

 

George E. Morey, lot 1, block 4, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Severt O. Hagen Estate, lot 1, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $50.

 

Fred Atlee, lot 1, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $100.

 

Lot 2

 

Lot 2: William Hill, County Clerk, to Milton E. Cornell, Tax deed, lots 1 and 2 block 3; and lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, November 9, 1891.

Lot 2: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Robert A. McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, July 3, 1885, $600.

Lot 2: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, and lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, December 31, 1891.

Lot 2: Randall Cassem to Nels O. Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4 and lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1904.

Lot 2: Heirs of Nels O. Cassem to August Lippold, south half of lots 2 and 3, and lots 10 and 11, block 1, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville; and lots 2, 3 and 4 block 4, Original Village of Yorkville; and lots 2 and 7, block 10, Hopkins’ Addition to Yorkville, January 1906, $6,464.

Lot 2: John J. Gates to George D. Ament, lots 2 and 7, block 10, W. H. Hopkins Addition; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1910, $1600.

Lot 2: George D. Ament to Archie E. Price, lots 11, 12,13,14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter, section 32, April 1912, $1,100.

Lot 2: Archie E. Price to Frank W. Sleezer, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,600.

Lot 2: Frank W. Sleezer to Edward Larson, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, Yorkville, April 1917.

Lot 2: Edward Larson to Lew W. Mason, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), block 8-37-7, March 1918.

Lot 2: Lew W. Mason to Jesse M. Elliott, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), block 8-37-7, February 1922, $6,500.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $60.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $150.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $300.

 

Lot 3

 

Lot 3: William Hill, County Clerk, to Milton E. Cornell, Tax deed, lots 1 and 2 block 3; and lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, November 9, 1891.

Lot 3: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Robert A. McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, July 3, 1885, $600.

Lot 3: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, and lots 1 and 2, block 3, Original Village of Yorkville, December 31, 1891.

Lot 3: Randall Cassem to Nels O. Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4 and lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1904.

Lot 3: Heirs of Nels O. Cassem to August Lippold, south half of lots 2 and 3, and lots 10 and 11, block 1, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville; and lots 2, 3 and 4 block 4, Original Village of Yorkville; and lots 2 and 7, block 10, Hopkins’ Addition to Yorkville, January 1906, $6,464.

Lot 3: John J. Gates to George D. Ament, lots 2 and 7, block 10, W. H. Hopkins Addition; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1910, $1600.

Lot 3: George D. Ament to Archie E. Price, lots 11, 12,13,14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter, section 32, April 1912, $1,100.

Lot 3: Archie E. Price to Frank W. Sleezer, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,600.

Lot 3: Frank W. Sleezer to Edward Larson, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1917.

Lot 3: Edward Larson to Lew W. Mason, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), block 8-37-7, March 1918.

Lot 3: Lew W. Mason to Jesse M. Elliott, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), block 8-37-7, February 1922, $6,500.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $60.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $150.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $300.

 

Lot 4

 

Lot 4: William Hill, County Clerk, to Milton E. Cornell, Tax deed, lots 1 and 2 block 3; and lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, November 9, 1891.

Lot 4: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Robert A. McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, July 3, 1885, $600.

Lot 4: Milton E. Cornell & wife to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 4, and lots 1 and 2, block 3, December 31, 1891.

Lot 4: Randall Cassem to Nels O. Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4 and lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1904.

Lot 4: Heirs of Nels O. Cassem to August Lippold, south half of lots 2 and 3, and lots 10 and 11, block 1, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville; and lots 2, 3 and 4 block 4, Original Village of Yorkville; and lots 2 and 7, block 10, Hopkins’ Addition to Yorkville, January 1906, $6,464.

Lot 4: John J. Gates to George D. Ament, lots 2 and 7, block 10, W. H. Hopkins Addition; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1910, $1600.

Lot 4: George D. Ament to Archie E. Price, lots 11, 12,13,14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter, section 32, April 1912, $1,100.

Lot 4: Archie E. Price to Frank W. Sleezer, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,600

Lot 4: Frank W. Sleezer to Edward Larson, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1917.

Lot 4: Edward Larson to Lew W. Mason, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), block 8-37-7, March 1918.

Lot 4: Lew W. Mason to Jesse M. Elliott, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), block 8-37-7, February 1922, $6,500.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $60.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, .$150

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $300.

 

Lot 4: Harry C. McIlvane to Tillie A. Hagerman, north half lots 4 and 5, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1920. (Block number was not given.)

Lot 4: Tillie A. Hagerman to Clarence W. Beecher, north half lots 4 and 5, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1920. (Block number was not given.)

 

 

Block 5, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: West Washington Street.

Legal description: lots 1-1 and 2-1, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 104 West Washington Street.

Legal description: lots 1-2 and 2-2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 1: Charles E. Moore to August W. Lippold, east half of block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4), February 1902.

Lot 1: John J. Gates to Lew W. Mason, lots 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1914.

Lot 1: Lew W. Mason to Delos F. Devereaux, et al, west half of lots 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of lot 5, Commissioner’s Subdivision, February 1918.

 

Charles E. Moore, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $40.

 

Lew W. Mason, a strip of land 17 feet wide on west side of lots 1 and 2, and the west half of lots 1 and 2, block 5, 1917 T-A, increased to $704.

 

Theodore Gabel, east half lots 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,230.

 

Theodore Gabel, east half lots 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,460.

 

Delos Devereaux, west half lots 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,230.

 

Delos Devereaux, west half lots 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,460.

 

Rae Harris, north 74.5 feet east of block 5, (lots 1 and 2, block 5) Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $30.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: West Washington Street.

Legal description: lots 1-1 and 2-1, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 104 West Washington Street.

Legal description: lots 1-2 and 2-2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 2: Charles E. Moore to August W. Lippold, east half of block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4), February 1902.

Lot 1: John J. Gates to Lew W. Mason, lots 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1914.

Lot 2: Lew W. Mason to Delos F. Devereaux, et al, west half of lots 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of lot 5, Commissioner’s Subdivision, February 1918.

 

Theodore Gabel, east half lot 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,230.

Delos Devereaux, west half lot 1 and 2, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,230.

 

Rae Harris, north 74.5 feet east of block 5, (lots 1 and 2, block 5) Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $30.

Lot 3

 

Lot 3: Charles E. Moore to August W. Lippold, east half of block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4), February 1902.

 

John J. Gates, lots 3 and 4, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $150.

 

John J. Gates, lots 3 and 4, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $300.

 

Lot 4

 

Lot 4: Charles E. Moore to August W. Lippold, east half of block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4), February 1902.

 

John J. Gates, lots 3 and 4, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A.

 

John J. Gates, south 74.5 feet east of block 5, (lots 3 and 4, block 5) Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $30.

 

John J. Gates, lots 3 and 4, block 5, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $300.

 

Block 6, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 804 South Main Street 804 South Main 804 South Main St., Yorkville, IL
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Legal description: lot 3 (except east 39.75 and south 4 feet), block 6, Original Village of Yorkville and south 30 feet of lot 20 (except east 39.5 feet) Commissioner’s Subdivision.

 

Street address: 806 South Main Street 806 South Main 806 South Main St., Yorkville, IL
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Legal address: lots 3-3, 4-4 and 5-2, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

In 1870 there was a house on this lot facing South Main Street. The original house at 806 South Main Street was destroyed by fire in March 1929,

 

Picture of the Original house 804-806 South Main (original house) Original house at 804-806 South Main St., Yorkville, IL (circa 1910). A corner of the house at 902 South Main Street may be seen on the right
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, circa 1910. A corner of the house at 902 South Main Street may be seen on the right.

 

At one time this was the home of Samuel D. and Phidelia Humiston. The John E. Reddock, Amos Rose, and Edwin Howes’ families also lived in the original house.

 

John E. Reddock has sold his place on South Main Street, now occupied by Amos Rose, to Edwin Howes, a farmer living near Eola. However, Mr. Howes will not move to Yorkville for some time yet.6

 

Amos Rose, one of Yorkville’s mail carriers, has moved from the house on South Main Street to his own home, which has been completed in the west part of town. His house was moved from Pavilion last year. The house he just left will be completely remodeled and improved by owner, Edwin Howes, who expects to move in a few weeks.7

 

Intense fire wrecks the Friedberg home. One of the most severe fires Yorkville has witnessed in years gutted the home of Oscar Friedberg Monday morning…. The house is practically destroyed. The roof and attic floor are entirely gone, the second floor is badly burned and the entire place is flooded….The building is owned by Miss Clara Howes and is partially covered by insurance.8

 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Friedberg and family are comfortably ensconced in the Jacob Zeiter home. It is a pleasant arrangement, offering comfort for both families.9

 

It comes through the grapevine that Oscar Friedberg and his family will soon move to the home now occupied by Al Leach and family on Hydraulic Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Leach with their little daughter will take the home to be completed for them by Earl Kahle.10

 

In addition to this home, Clara Howes owned the first home south of the home destroyed by fire, current address, 902 South Main Street 902 South Main 902 South Main St., Yorkville, IL
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Lot 3: Anna Marie Duryea to Robert Hopkins, lot 3, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, September 3, 1855, $30.

Lot 3: Robert & Mary E. Hopkins to Obadiah C. Strail lot 3, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, August 10, 1858, $800.

Lot 3: Obadiah C. Strail to Phidelia M. Humiston, lot 3, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, April 12, 1883.

Lot 3: Heirs of Phidelia M. Humiston to James H. Wiley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, May 16, 1902, $900.

Lot 3: Stella E. Wiley (widow of James Wiley) to John E. Reddock, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, February 27, 1907, $1,100.

Lot 3: John E. Reddock to Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; also north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, November 11, 1907, $1,600.

Lot 3: Edwin Howes to Thomas Howes, et al, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, Yorkville, December 1908, $4,000.

Lot 3: Clara Howes Gallati & husband to Oscar H. & Rae Harris Jeter, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 21 and 22, Commissioner’s Subdivision, April 24, 1940.

 

Phidelia M. Humiston, lots 3 and 6, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $190.

 

Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1909 T-A, increased to $300.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,380.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, and 8, west part of lots 5, 6, and 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $560.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 902 South Main Street 902 South Main 902 South Main St., Yorkville, IL
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Legal address: lots 3-3, 4-4 and 5-2, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

At one time, Edwin Howes owned the houses on lots 3 and 4. His unmarried daughter, Clara, eventually owned both houses, and lived at 902 South Main Street.

 

Lot 4: Mary E. Mason & husband to Phidelia Humiston, lots 4 and 5, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, March 14, 1888, $100.

Lot 4: Heirs of Phidelia M. Humiston to James H. Wiley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, May 16, 1902, $900.

Lot 4: Sarah E. Wiley (widow of James H. Wiley) to John E. Reddock, lots 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lot 3, block 6, South Addition to block 6, February 27, 1907, $1,100.

Lot 4: John E. Reddock to Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, March 1908, $1,600.

Lot 4: John E. Reddock to Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6; also north 15 feet of lot 20, old county property, March 1908, $1,600.

Lot 4: Edwin Howes to Thomas Howes, et al, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, December 1908, $4,000.

Lot 4: Clara Howes Gallati & husband to Oscar H. & Rae Harris Jeter, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 21 and 22, Commissioner’s Subdivision, April 24, 1940.

 

Phidelia M. Humiston, lots 4 and 5, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1909 T-A, increased to $300.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,380.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, and 8, west part of lots 5, 6, and 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $560.

 

Lot 5

 

Lot 5: Elias A. Black & wife to David Sinclair, north half lot 5, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, August 9, 1877, $75.

Lot 5: Mary E. Mason & husband to Phidelia Humiston, lots 4 and 5, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, March 14, 1888, $100.

Lot 5: Heirs of Phidelia M. Humiston to James H. Wiley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, May 16, 1902, $900.

Lot 5: Sarah E. Wiley (widow of James H. Wiley) to John E. Reddock, lots 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lot 3, block 6 South Addition to block 6, February 27, 1907, $1,100.

Lot 5: John E. Reddock to Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, March 1908, $1,600.

Lot 5: John E. Reddock to Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; also north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, March 1908, $1,600.

Lot 5: Edwin Howes to Thomas Howes, et al, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, Yorkville, December 1908, $4,000.

Lot 5: Clara Howes Gallati & husband to Oscar H. & Rae Harris Jeter, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 21 and 22, Commissioner’s Subdivision, April 24, 1940.

 

Phidelia M. Humiston, lots 4 and 5, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1909 T-A, increased to $300.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,380.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, and 8, west part of lots 5, 6, and 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $560.

 

Lot 6

 

Lot 6: Heirs of Phidelia M. Humiston to James H. Wiley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, May 16, 1902, $900.

Lot 6: Sarah E. Wiley (widow of James H. Wiley) to John E. Reddock, lots 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lot 3, block 6 South Addition to block 6, February 27, 1907, $1,100.

Lot 6: John E. Reddock to Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, March 1908, $1,600.

Lot 6: John E. Reddock to Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; also north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, March 1908, $1,600.

Lot 6: Edwin Howes to Thomas Howes, et al, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, Yorkville, December 1908, $4,000.

Lot 6: Clara Howes Gallati & husband to Oscar H. & Rae Harris Jeter, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 21 and 22, Commissioner’s Subdivision, April 24, 1940.

 

Phidelia M. Humiston, lots 3 and 6, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $190.

 

Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1909 T-A, increased to $300.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,380.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, and 8, west part of lots 5, 6, and 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $560.

 

Lot 7

 

Lot 7: Heirs of Phidelia M. Humiston to James H. Wiley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 71 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, May 16, 1902, $900.

Lot 7: Sarah E. Wiley (widow of James H. Wiley) to John E. Reddock, lots 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lot 3, block 6 South Addition to block 6, February 27, 1907, $1,100.

Lot 7: John E. Reddock to Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville; also north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, March 1908, $1,600.

Lot 7: Edwin Howes to Thomas Howes, et al, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and north 15 feet of lot 20, Commissioner’s Subdivision, December 1908, $4,000.

Lot 7: Raymond T. Moore, et al, to Clara L. Howes, north half lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1928.

Lot 7: Clara Howes Gallati & husband to Oscar H. & Rae Harris Jeter, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 21 and 22, Commissioner’s Subdivision, April 24, 1940.

 

Charles E. Moore, lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Edwin Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and south 51 feet of lot 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1909 T-A, increased to $300.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,380.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, and 8, west part of lots 5, 6, and 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $560.

 

Lot 8

 

Lot 8: Anna Marie (Duryea) Jones to Edward Hathaway, part of lot 8, block 6: lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1900, $200.

Lot 8: Heirs of Charles E. Moore to Edwin Howes, north half of lot 8, block 6, March 13, 1908.

Lot 8: Edwin Howes to Myrtle and Clara L. Howes, north half of lot 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and lot 21, Commissioner’s Subdivision, December 18, 1908, $1,000.

Lot 8: Rulief D. Hathaway, et al, to Clara L. Howes, south half of lot 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1920.

Lot 8: Myrtle Hatch and husband Harry R. to Clara L. Howes, lot 21, Commissioner’s Subdivision and north half lot 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1927.

Lot 8: Clara Howes Gallati & husband to Oscar H. & Rae Harris Jeter, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 21 and 22, Commissioner’s Subdivision, April 24, 1940.

 

Charles E. Moore, north half lot 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $10.

 

Susan Duryea, south half lot 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $10.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,380.

 

Clara L. Howes, lots 3, 4, and 8, west part of lots 5, 6, and 7, block 6, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $560.

 

Block 7, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 5

 

Lot 5: William H. Hopkins & wife to Joshua N. Austin, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1890.

Lot 5: Heirs of Joshua N. Austin to Mary Powell, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 1 and 8, block 10, Hopkins Addition to Yorkville, March 31, 1892.

Lot 5: Mary Powell to John M. Matlock, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1902, $300.

Lot 5: John M. Matlock to Frank E. Ament, lots 5 and 8 (sic 6?), block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1913, $500.

Lot 5: Frank E. Ament to William Friedberg, lots 5 and 6 (sic 8?), block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1913, $500.

Lot 5: Mary Powell to William Friedberg, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915.

Lot 5: William Friedberg to John L. Shufelt, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915.

 

Mary Powell, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Arthur G. Larson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,280.

 

Arthur G. Larson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,560.

 

Lot 5: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 6

 

Lot 6: William H. Hopkins & wife to Joshua N. Austin, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1890.

Lot 6: Heirs of Joshua N. Austin to Mary Powell, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 1 and 8, block 10, Hopkins Addition to Yorkville, March 31, 1892.

Lot 6: Mary Powell to John M. Matlock, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1902, $300.

Lot 6: John M. Matlock to William Friedberg, lots 6 and 7, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1912, $3,000.

Lot 6: Mary Powell to William Friedberg, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915.

Lot 6: William Friedberg to John L. Shufelt, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915.

 

Mary Powell, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Arthur G. Larson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,280.

 

Arthur G. Larson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,560.

 

Lot 6: Vacant lot in 1970.

 

Lot 7

 

Street address: 807 South Main Street 807 South Main 807 South Main St., Yorkville, IL
Licensing: Copyright © Elmer Dickson
.

Legal description: lot 7, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville.

House constructed for John M. Matlock in 1902.

 

Lot 7: William H. Hopkins & wife to Joshua N. Austin, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1890.

Lot 7: Heirs of Joshua N. Austin to Mary Powell, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 1 and 8, block 10, Hopkins Addition to Yorkville, March 31, 1892.

Lot 7: Mary Powell to John M. Matlock, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1902, $300.

Lot 7: John M. Matlock to William Friedberg, lots 6 and 7, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1912, $3,000.

Lot 7: Mary Powell to William Friedberg, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915.

Lot 7: William Friedberg to John L. Shufelt, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915.

 

Lot 7: Vacant lot in 1870. In March 1902, John M. Matlock purchased lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville. In the fall of 1902, he built a new home on one of the lots on South Main Street, which would be either lot 7 or 8. “John Matlock’s new house on the south end of South Main Street, south side, is nearly ready for occupancy, and is one of the finest finished residences in town.11

 

Lot 7: Judge and Mrs. Arthur G. Larson have purchased the John L. Shufelt property on South Main Street in Yorkville. Mr. and Mrs. Larson and daughters, who are at present living in Millbrook, will take possession of their new home in the near future.12

 

Lot 7: Mrs. John L. Shufelt has sold her home to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Larson and has gone to Wheaton where she will spend the winter with her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Shufelt.13

 

Lot 7: Judge and Mrs. Arthur G. Larson and daughters Marion and Evelyn, have moved her from Millbrook and have taken possession of their new home recently purchased from Mrs. J. L. Shufelt on South Main Street.14

 

Lot 7: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Larson publicly thanked the Yorkville Fire Department for their efforts in saving their home.15

 

Mary Powell, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Arthur G. Larson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,280.

 

Arthur G. Larson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,560.

 

Lot 8

 

Lot 8: William H. Hopkins & wife to Joshua N. Austin, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1890.

Lot 8: Heirs of Joshua N. Austin to Mary Powell, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, and lots 1 and 8, block 10, Hopkins Addition to Yorkville, March 31, 1892.

Lot 8: Mary Powell to John M. Matlock, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1902, $300.

Lot 8: John M. Matlock to Frank E. Ament, lots 5 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1913, $500.

Lot 8: Mary Powell to William Friedberg, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915.

Lot 8: William Friedberg to John L. Shufelt, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915.

 

Mary Powell, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Arthur G. Larson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,280.

 

Arthur G. Larson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 7, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,560.

 

Lot 8: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

 

Block 8, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 807 South State Street.

Legal description: south half of lot 3 and all of lot 4, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 3: County Clerk to Randall Cassem, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1892.

Lot 3: Randall Cassem to Amelia M. Daw, lot 3, block 8; and lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1893.

Lot 3: Amelia M. Daw to George T. E. Merritt, lot 3, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1894.

Lot 3: G. T. E. Merritt to Normanda A. Unwin, lot 3, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1899.

Lot 3: Normanda A. Unwin to Ellis Moore, lot 3, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1900.

Lot 3: Ellis Moore to O. F. Townsend, lot 3, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1900.

Lot 3: County Clerk to Edgar L. Henning, Tax deed, lot 3, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1902.

Lot 3: Edgar L. Henning to Nels O. Cassem, lot 3, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1904, $25.

Lot 3: Oscar E. Cassem to George Ament, lots 2 and 3, block 1, Hopkins’ Addition to Yorkville; and lot 3, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1909.

Lot 3: George W. (D.?) Ament to Frank W. Sleezer, 3 acres, block 9 of W. H. Hopkins Addition; lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,000.

 

Lot 2: Charles Lindholm has sold his small farm and bungalow, recently purchased from Lew W. Mason to Jesse Elliott of Sycamore. Mr. Elliott will move here in the spring.16

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A., $230

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A., $460.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 807 South State Street.

Legal description: south half of lot 3 and all of lot 4, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 4: County Clerk to Randall Cassem, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1892.

Lot 4: George W. (D.?) Ament to Frank W. Sleezer, 3 acres, block 9 of W. H. Hopkins Addition; lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,000.

 

Lot 2: Charles Lindholm has sold his small farm and bungalow, recently purchased from Lew W. Mason to Jesse Elliott of Sycamore. Mr. Elliott will move here in the spring.17

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $230.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A., $460.

 

Lot 5

 

Lot 5: County Clerk to Randall Cassem, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1892.

Lot 5: Randall Cassem to Nels O. Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4 and lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1904.

Lot 5: George W. (D.?) Ament to Frank W. Sleezer, 3 acres, block 9 of W. H. Hopkins Addition; lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,000.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $70.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $230.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A., $460.

 

Lot 6

 

Lot 6: County Clerk to Randall Cassem, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1892.

Lot 6: Randall Cassem to Nels O. Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4 and lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1904.

Lot 6: George W. (D.?) Ament to Frank W. Sleezer, 3 acres, block 9 of W. H. Hopkins Addition; lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,000.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $70.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $230.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A., $460.

 

Lot 7

 

Lot 7: County Clerk to Randall Cassem, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1892.

Lot 7: Randall Cassem to Nels O. Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4 and lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1904.

Lot 7: George D. Ament to Archie E. Price, lots 11, 12,13,14 and 15, subdivision of old county property; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter, section 32, April 1912, $1,100.

Lot 7: Archie E. Price to Frank W. Sleezer, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, subdivision of old county property; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,600

Lot 7: Frank W. Sleezer to Edward Larson, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, in subdivision of old county property; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1917.

Lot 7: Edward Larson to Lew W. Mason, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), March 1918.

Lot 7: Lew W. Mason to Jesse M. Elliott, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), block 8-37-7, February 1922, $6,500.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $70.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $230.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A., $460.

 

Lot 8

 

Lot 8: County Clerk to Randall Cassem, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1892.

Lot 8: Randall Cassem to Nels O. Cassem, lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4 and lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1904.

Lot 8: George D. Ament to Archie E. Price, lots 11, 12,13,14 and 15, subdivision of old county property; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; and part of southeast quarter, section 32, April 1912, $1,100.

Lot 8: Archie E. Price to Frank W. Sleezer, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, subdivision of old county property; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, and part of southeast quarter of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville), March 1914, $1,600

Lot 8: Frank W. Sleezer to Edward Larson, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, in subdivision of old county property; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1917.

Lot 8: Edward Larson to Lew W. Mason, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), March 1918.

Lot 8: Lew W. Mason to Jesse M. Elliott, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; lots 2, 3 and 4, block 4; and lots 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville; also part of section 32, Bristol (Yorkville?), block 8-37-7, February 1922, $6,500.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $70.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $230.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, part lot 4 on southeast quarter, section 32-37-7 and part lots 4 and 5A and 5B, 5.02 acres, 1927 T-A, $190.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, part of the south part of lot 4 on southeast quarter, section 32-37-7 C, 13.45 acres, 1927 T-A, $350.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, part of lot 4 on southeast quarter, section 32-37-7 C, 3.50 acres, 1927 T-A, $100.

 

Jesse M. Elliott, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 8, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A., $460.

 

Block 9, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: 304 West Fox Road.

Legal description: lots 1 and 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville.

House constructed after 1870.

 

Lot 1: Anna Maria Jones to John M. Roberts, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 16, 1878, $600.

Lot 1: John M. Roberts & wife to George W. McHugh, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9 and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 4, 1879, $325.

Lot 1: Mary & George McHugh to Albertina Helmuth, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, May 9, 1884, $500.

Lot 1: Albertina Helmuth & husband to Caroline Hofstedt, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, County Property; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, June 27, 1885, $500.

Lot 1: Heirs of Carolyn Hofstedt to Fred Ohse, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, County Property; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1, 1886, $1,600.

Lot 1: Fred Ohse & wife to Robert Lormor, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, December 4, 1888, $700.

Lot 1: Rachel Ohse, widow to Fred E. Ohse and wife Viola lots 1 and 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1923, $1,500.

Lot 1: Fred E. Ohse and wife, Viola, to Rachel Ohse, lots 1 and 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1925.

Lot 1: Rachel Ohse to Edward and Matilde Forsell lot 1 and lot 4 except south 22 feet of lot 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1928, $2,000.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Forsell will move into the house owned by Mrs. Fred Ohse, Sr., the first of March 1923.18

 

Mrs. Rachel Ohse has sold her homestead on the south side to Mr. Edward Forsell, the transfer to be effective August 1. Mr. and Mrs. Forsell have been renting the home but, satisfied with Yorkville wish to make their residence permanent. Mrs. Ohse will make her home with her Children.19

 

Fred Ohse, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $90.

 

Fred Ohse Estate, lot 1 and 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $580.

 

Edward Forsell, lot 1 and north 44 feet of lot 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,150

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 402 West Fox Road.

Legal description, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 2: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 2: Sheriff of Kendall County to A. C. Little, Certificate of purchase, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 6 and 7, block15; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 23, 1887.

Lot 2: Anna Marie (Duryea) Jones to Edward L. Hathaway, part of lot 8, block 6: lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1900, $200.

Lot 2: Edward L. Hathaway to Edward W. Smith, Lot 2: Edward L. Hathaway to Edward W. Smith, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1907, $225.

Lot 2: Edward W. Smith to Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1907.

 

Lot 2: “Amos Rose, one of Yorkville’s mail carriers, has moved from the house on South Main Street to his own home, which has been completed in the west part of town. His house was moved from Pavilion last year (1907.) The house he just left will be completely remodeled and improved by owner, Edwin Howes, who expects to move in a few weeks.”20

“Amos Rose moved into his new home yesterday. It is a modern home and makes a pretty addition to the vicinity.”21

 

Susan Duryea, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $40.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1909 T-A, increased to $100.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $820.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,640.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 402 West Fox Road.

Legal description, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 3: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 3: Sheriff of Kendall County to A. C. Little, Certificate of purchase, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 6 and 7, block15; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 23, 1887.

Lot 3: Anna Marie (Duryea) Jones to Edward L. Hathaway, part of lot 8, block 6: lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1900, $200.

Lot 3: Edward L. Hathaway to Edward W. Smith, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1907, $225.

Lot 3: Edward W. Smith to Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1907.

 

Lot 3: Amos Rose owned lots 2, 3, and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville. His house was probably on lot 2 facing Franklin Street (Fox Road.)

“Amos Rose, one of Yorkville’s mail carriers, has moved from the house on South Main Street to his own home, which has been completed in the west part of town. His house was moved from Pavilion last year (1907.) The house he just left will be completely remodeled and improved by owner, Edwin Howes, who expects to move in a few weeks.”22

 

Susan Duryea, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $40.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1909 T-A, increased to $100.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $820.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,640.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 304 West Fox Road.

Legal description: lots 1 and 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville.

House constructed after 1870.

 

Street address: 605 South State Street

Legal description: lots 4-2 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 4: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9; and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 16, 1878, $600.

Lot 4: John M. Roberts & wife to George W. McHugh, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9 and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 4, 1879, $325.

Lot 4: Mary & George McHugh to Albertina Helmuth, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, May 9, 1884, $500.

Lot 4: Albertina Helmuth & husband to Caroline Hofstedt, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, June 27, 1885, $500.

Lot 4: Heirs of Carolyn Hofstedt to Fred Ohse, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1, 1886, $1,600.

Lot 4: Fred Ohse & wife to Robert Lormor, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, December 4, 1888, $700.

Lot 4: Rachel Ohse, widow to Fred E. Ohse and wife Viola lots 1 and 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1923, $1,500.

Lot 4: Rachel Ohse, widow to William C. Ohse and wife, Ruth, south 22 feet of lot 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1925.

Lot 4: Fred E. Ohse and wife, Viola, to Rachel Ohse, lots 1 and 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1925.

Lot 4: Charles M. Jones and wife to Arthur L. Collins and wife, lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, block 1, Gale’s First Addition, June 1928, $3,000.

Lot 4: Arthur L. Collins and wife to Leo M. and Gertrude M. Richardson, lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, block 1, Gale’s First Addition, June 1928.

Lot 4: Rachel Ohse to Edward and Matilde Forsell lot 1 and lot 4 except south 22 feet of lot 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1928, $2,000.

Lot 4: William C. and Ruth C. Ohse to Norman J. Larson, south 22 feet of lot 4, and lot 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1930, $1,000.

Lot 4: Norman J. Larson to William C. and Ruth C. Ohse, south 22 feet of lot 4, and lot 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1930, $1,000.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ohse’s new home on South State Street is nearing completion.23

 

Fred Ohse, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $90.

 

Fred Ohse Estate, lot 1 and 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $580.

 

Edward Forsell, lot 1 and north 44 feet of lot 4, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,150

 

William C. Ohse, south 22 feet of lot 4 and all of lot 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,900

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 605 South State Street

Legal description: lots 4-2 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville.

House constructed circa 1915, by William C. Ohse.

 

Lot 5: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9; and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 16, 1878, $600.

Lot 5: John M. Roberts & wife to George W. McHugh, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9 and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 4, 1879, $325.

Lot 5: Mary & George McHugh to Albertina Helmuth, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, May 9, 1884, $500.

Lot 5: Albertina Helmuth & husband to Caroline Hofstedt, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, June 27, 1885, $500.

Lot 5: Heirs of Carolyn Hofstedt to Fred Ohse, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1, 1886, $1,600.

Lot 5: Fred Ohse & wife to Robert Lormor, lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Commissioner’s Subdivision; and lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, December 4, 1888, $700.

Lot 5: Fred Ohse to William C. Ohse, lot 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1915.

Lot 5: William C. and Ruth Ohse to Norman J. Larson, south 22 feet of lot 4, and lot 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1930, $1,000.

Lot 4: Norman J. Larson to William C. and Ruth C. Ohse, south 22 feet of lot 4, and lot 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1930, $1,000.

 

Fred Ohse, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $90.

 

William C. Ohse, lot 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $950.

 

William C. Ohse, south 22 feet of lot 4 and all of lot 5, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,900

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 402 West Fox Road.

Legal description, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 6: Sheriff of Kendall County to A. C. Little, Certificate of purchase, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 6 and 7, block15; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 23, 1887.

Lot 6: Anna Marie (Duryea) Jones to Edward L. Hathaway, part of lot 8, block 6: lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1900, $200.

Lot 6: Edward L. Hathaway to Edward W. Smith, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1907, $225.

Lot 6: Edward W. Smith to Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1907.

 

Lot 6: “Amos Rose, one of Yorkville’s mail carriers, has moved from the house on South Main Street to his own home, which has been completed in the west part of town. His house was moved from Pavilion last year (1907.) The house he just left will be completely remodeled and improved by owner, Edwin Howes, who expects to move in a few weeks.”24

 

Susan Duryea, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $40.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1909 T-A, increased to $100.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $820.

 

Amos Rose, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,640.

 

 

Rachel Ohse, widow, to Fred E. Ohse and wife, Viola Ohse, lot 8, block 9, Original Village of Yorkville. ????

 

There are only six lots in block 9, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Block 10, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: 601 South Main Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville.

Known as the “old” Armbruster property.

Present home constructed in 1922.

 

Lot 1: Edward W. Brewster to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 1, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 1: Daniel G. Johnson to Christian & George Weber, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, November 20, 1857, $300.

Lot 1: George Weber to Christian Weber, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, April 15, 1858, $200.

Lot 1: Anna Katharine Weber to Jacob Armbruster, Executor’s deed, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, July 31, 1874, $800.

Lot 1: Heirs of Jacob Armbruster, deceased, to Harlan W. Bretthauer, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1919, $1,000.

 

In 1870 a house was located on the southwest corner of Franklin (Fox Road) and South Main Streets. This was one of the oldest houses in Yorkville.

“John McOmber has been busy a few days repairing the roof on the residence of Mrs. Margaret Armbruster on South Main Street. This building is one of the old landmarks of the village. The roof boards are of oak and there are two layers of old shingles on the roof which had to be torn off. The carpenter who shingled it the last time laid the new shingles right over the old ones. There are three or four more of these old buildings in the neighborhood and all are in good condition. The residences of George Cress, Samuel Hagerman, John Habel and Daniel D. Johnson are of similar construction. They are all oak frame buildings and were put up to stay, somewhere back in the eighteen fifties.”25

 

Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Wahlen and family have moved into the old Armbruster house to live until their new flat is completed. Mr. and Mrs. Edward are preparing to move into the Dr. McClelland house thus vacated.26

 

In 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Bretthauer bought and will remove the “old Armbruster house” to make way for their new home.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Bretthauer will live in their flat over the store this winter. They will build a bungalow in the spring.27

 

The new residence for Harlan Bretthauer on South Main Street, Yorkville, is well under way. Chris Christian is the master-builder and has good helpers. The two-story house stands on the old Armbruster lot, where the Armbruster family lived for many years, and it is a fine corner.

In the earlier days, Solomon Heustis’ tavern was across the street in the building still standing, but which has been generally greatly improved as a residence. Mr. Heustis was one of the first settlers in Yorkville, and a contemporary of the Duryea family, which lived in a log house on the spot where the courthouse now stands.

Harlan will have a home where his grandparents spent most of their lives as pioneers.28

Harlan Bretthauer’s mother was the oldest daughter of Fred, Sr. and Emma (Armbruster) Bretthauer, daughter of Jacob, Sr. and Margaret (Messinger) Armbruster.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan W. Bretthauer and Don moved into their new homes on the south hill, last week. This is one of the prettiest homes in Yorkville and is a good sized, brick veneered, modern home.29

 

Jacob Armbruster, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $130.

 

Harlan W. Bretthauer, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,650.

 

Harlan W. Bretthauer, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $3,300.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 208 West Fox Road.

Legal description: lot 2, and northern 33 feet of lot 3, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 2: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9; and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 16, 1878, $600.

Lot 2: John M. Roberts & wife to George W. McHugh, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9 and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 4, 1879, $325.

Lot 2: George W. McHugh to Howard Shortman, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, May 28, 1884, $225.

Lot 2: William C. Shortman & wife to Ralph H. & Lillian J. Leifheit, lots 2, 3, and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, April 3, 1940.

 

Howard Shortman, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $160.

 

Howard Shortman Estate, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $660.

 

Howard Shortman Estate, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,300.

 

Lot 2: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 604 South State Street

Legal description: southerly 33 feet of lot 3 and all of lot 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 3: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9; and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 16, 1878, $600.

Lot 3: John M. Roberts & wife to George W. McHugh, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9 and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 4, 1879, $325.

Lot 3: George W. McHugh to Howard Shortman, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, May 28, 1884, $225.

Lot 3: William C. Shortman & wife to Ralph H. & Lillian J. Leifheit, lots 2, 3, and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, April 3, 1940.

 

Howard Shortman, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $160.

 

Howard Shortman Estate, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $660.

 

Howard Shortman Estate, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,300.

 

Lot 3: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 601 South Main Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville.

Present home constructed in 1922.

 

Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 4: Susan Duryea to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $10.

Lot 4: Daniel G. Johnson to Christian & George Weber, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, November 20, 1857, $300

Lot 4: Anna Katharine Weber to Jacob Armbruster, Executor’s deed, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, July 31, 1874, $800.

Lot 4: Anna Katharine Weber to Jacob Armbruster, Executor’s deed, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, July 31, 1874, $800.

Lot 4: Heirs of Jacob Armbruster, deceased, to Harlan Bretthauer, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1919, $1,000.

 

The house on this lot was known as the “old Armbruster house.

 

In 1870 a house was located on the southwest corner of Franklin (Fox Road) and South Main Streets. This is was one of the oldest houses in Yorkville.

“John McOmber has been busy a few days repairing the roof on the residence of Mrs. Margaret Armbruster on South Main Street. This building is one of the old landmarks of the village. The roof boards are of oak and there are two layers of old shingles on the roof which had to be torn off. The carpenter who shingled it the last time laid the new shingles right over the old ones. There are three or four more of these old buildings in the neighborhood and all are in good condition. The residences of George Cress, Samuel Hagerman, John Habel and Daniel D. Johnson are of similar construction. They are all oak frame buildings and were put up to stay, somewhere back in the eighteen fifties.”30

 

Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Wahlen and family have moved into the old Armbruster house to live until their new flat is completed. Mr. and Mrs. Edward are preparing to move into the Dr. McClelland house thus vacated.31

 

In 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Bretthauer bought and remove the “old Armbruster house” to make way for their new home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Bretthauer will live in their flat over the store this winter. They will build a bungalow in the spring.32

 

The new residence for Harlan Bretthauer on South Main Street, Yorkville, is well under way. Chris Christian is the master-builder and has good helpers. The two-story house stands on the old Armbruster lot, where the Armbruster family lived for many years, and it is a fine corner.

In the earlier days, Solomon Heustis’ tavern was across the street in the building still standing, but which has been generally greatly improved as a residence. Mr. Heustis was one of the first settlers in Yorkville, and a contemporary of the Duryea family, which lived in a log house on the spot where the courthouse now stands.

Harlan will have a home where his grandparents spent most of their lives as pioneers.33

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan W. Bretthauer and Don moved into their new homes on the south hill, last week. This is one of the prettiest homes in Yorkville and is a good sized, brick veneered, modern home.34

 

Harlan W. Bretthauer, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,650.

 

Harlan W. Bretthauer, lots 1 and 4, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $3,300.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 605 South Main Street.

Legal description: lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville.

House constructed circa 1851, give or take a couple of years.

 

Lot 5: Edward W. & Ann Brewster to Almon Ives, lot 5, block 10, and lots 1, 2 and 4, block 11, and north half lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 5: Almon & Nancy Ives to Thomas L. Broughton, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, December 30, 1844.

Lot 5: Thomas L. & Charlotte Broughton to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, July 17, 1848.

Lot 5: Daniel G. & Sarah Johnson to Charles John Hill, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, February 10, 1853, $350.

Lot 5: Charles John & Eliza Hill to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, February 14, 1854.

Lot 5: Daniel G. & Sarah Johnson to John L. Lyon, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, September 10, 1857.

Lot 5: John L. Lyon to James S. Cornell, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, March 23, 1860, $500.

Lot 5: James S. Cornell & wife to Henrietta R. Moeller, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, October 18, 1875, $750.

Lot 5: Henrietta R. Moeller to De Witt C. Wilson, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, January 18, 1882, $850.

Lot 5: De Witt C. Wilson & wife to Charles Weber, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, September 12, 1885, $700.

Lot 5: Charles Weber to Zachariah Pees, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 10, 1892, $750.

Lot 5: Zachariah & Eliza Pees to Elizabeth Hallock, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, February 26, 1903.

Lot 5: Elizabeth Hallock to Theodore Hemm, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, October 28, 1916, $525.

Lot 5: Theodore Hemm to Herman H. Wollenweber, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, June 9, 1917, $1,200.

Lot 5: Herman H. Wollenweber & wife to Earl A. Armbruster, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, March 22, 1924.

Lot 5: Josephine & Earl J. Armbruster to Honora E. & Frances J. Green, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, May 26, 1937, $2,750.

 

 

Zachariah Pease, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $140.

 

Earl Armbruster, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1924 T-A, increased to $430.

 

Earl Armbruster, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $430.

 

Earl Armbruster, lot 5, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $850.

 

Lot 5: In 1870 a house was located on this lot facing South Main Street.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 604 South State Street

Legal description: southerly 33 feet of lot 3 and all of lot 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9; and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 16, 1878, $600.

Lot 6: John M. Roberts & wife to George W. McHugh, lots 1, 4 and 5, block 9 and lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, August 4, 1879, $325.

Lot 6: George W. McHugh to Howard Shortman, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, May 28, 1884, $225.

Lot 6: William C. Shortman & wife to Ralph H. & Lillian J. Leifheit, lots 2, 3, and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, April 3, 1940.

 

Howard Shortman, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $160.

 

Howard Shortman Estate, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $660.

 

Howard Shortman Estate, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 10, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,300.

 

Lot 6: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Block 11, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: West Fox Road.

 

Lot 1: Edward W. Brewster to Almon Ives, lot 5 block 10 and lots 1, 2 and 4, block 11, and north half lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 1: Solomon Heustis to Henry Dunbar, lots 1, 2, and north half lot 3, lot 4 and 5, block 11; lot 7, and part of lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 22, 1864, $1,300.

Lot 1: Henry M. Larson, et al, to Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, and the north half of lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1915, $1,200.

Lot 1: Undecipherable Larson, et al by Master to Joseph Riemenschneider Master’s deed to lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville. November 1935, $725.

 

Lars S. Larson, lots 1 and 2, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $320.

 

Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $730.

 

Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,460.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 602 South Main Street.

Legal description: lot 2, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville.

Originally built as a tavern in the mid-eighteen forties.

 

Lot 2: Edward W. Brewster to Almon Ives, lot 5 block 10 and lots 1, 2 and 4, block 11, and north half lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 2: Solomon Heustis to Henry Dunbar, lots 1, 2, and north half lot 3, lot 4 and 5, block 11; lot 7, and part of lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 22, 1864, $1,300.

Lot 2: Henry M. Larson, et al, to Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, and the north half of lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1915, $1,200.

Lot 2: Undecipherable Larson, et al by Master to Joseph Riemenschneider Master’s deed to lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville. November 1935, $725.

 

Lot 2: In 1870 a hotel and barn complex was located on this lot. The hotel was on the southeast corner of Main and Franklin Streets (Fox Road) facing South Main Street.

 

Lot 2: The new residence for Harlan Bretthauer on South Main Street, Yorkville, is well under way. Chris Christian is the master-builder and has good helpers. The two-story house stands on the old Armbruster lot, where the Armbruster family lived for many years, and it is a fine corner.

In the earlier days, Solomon Heustis’ tavern was across the street in the building still standing, but which has been generally greatly improved as a residence. Mr. Heustis was one of the first settlers in Yorkville, and a contemporary of the Duryea family, which lived in a log house on the spot where the courthouse now stands.35

 

Mr. and Mrs. Salisberg (sic Salisbury) of North Aurora have purchased the house on the corner of South Main and Franklin (Fox Road) Streets formerly owned by Joseph Riemenschneider and recently vacated by the Hinshaws.36

 

Lars S. Larson, lots 1 and 2, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $320.

 

Lars M. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $730.

 

Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,460.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 606 South Main Street.

Legal address: south half of lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 3: Edward W. Brewster to George W. Johnson, south half lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 3: George W. Johnson to C. N. Mackubin, south half lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, October 25, 1843.

Lot 3: Charles N. Mackubin to Robert Hopkins, south half lot 3, and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, September 18, 1848.

Lot 3: Solomon Heustis to Henry Dunbar, lots 1, 2, and north half lot 3, lot 4 and 5, block 11; lot 7, and part of lot 8, block14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 22, 1864, $1,300.

Lot 3: Edward W. Brewster to Almon Ives, lot 5 block 10 and lots 1, 2 and 4, block 11, and north half lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville.

Lot 3: County Clerk, Executor to James S. Cornell, Tax deed, south half of lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1, 1884,

Lot 3: James S. Cornell & wife to Henry Chappell, south half lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, April 6, 1885.

Lot 3: Henry Chappell to George Cress, south half of lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, July 10, 1891, $500.

Lot 3: Title chain broken.

Lot 3: Henry M. Larson, et al, to Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, and the north half of lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1915, $1,200.

Lot 3: George Cress to Lars N. Larson, south half of lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1920, $150.

Lot 3: Undecipherable Larson, et al by Master to Joseph Riemenschneider Master’s deed to lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville. November 1935, $725.

 

Lot 6: In 1870 a house was located on this lot facing South Main Street.

Lot 6: John McOmber has been busy a few days repairing the roof on the residence of Mrs. Margaret Armbruster on South Main Street. The building is was one of the oldest houses in Yorkville, and the frame and roof boards are made of oak. There are three or four more of these old buildings in the neighborhood, which were built in the eighteen fifties. They were built to last and are in good condition. They are the residences of George Cress, Samuel Hagerman, John Habel and Daniel D. Johnson, all of similar construction.”37

 

Lot 3: Henry Chappell came from Pennsylvania with his parents, when four years of age and lived in the house now owned by George Cress. In 1887, he built his present home. He has followed the carpenter trade all his life, and is a contractor who enjoys a good reputation in the county. He constructed many of the first homes in Yorkville and numerous farm homes scattered around the country.38

 

At one time the Cress home was used as a doctor’s office.39

 

Mrs. Harriet Cress (Mrs. George Cress), who lives on South Main Street, would like to have a couple make their home with her this winter, if arrangements satisfactory to both parties can be made.40

 

Earl Kahle has moved into the Cress house recently purchased.41

 

The building known as the Cress property has been torn down and the bungalow built by Judd Parker is being moved to the Cress site. Gilbert G. Wood has bought the two properties and is moving the Parker bungalow to make way for the construction of Illinois Route 47.42

 

The current home at 606 South Main Street was built in 1910 on Washington Street by Yorkville blacksmith Judd [Judson S.] Parker. The house was moved to 606 South Main Street in 1928.

 

The new residence of Judd Parker on Washington Street is an improvement to our village. It is one of those pretty homes you see in the magazines.”43

 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert G. Wood are at home in their bungalow recently removed to South Main Street. It makes a pleasant home in its new surroundings.44

 

Lars S. Larson, north half lot 3 and all of lots 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $30.

 

George Cress, south half of lot 3 and all of lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $70.

 

Lars M. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $730.

Lot 4

 

Lot 4: Edward W. Brewster to Almon Ives, lot 5 block 10 and lots 1, 2 and 4, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, and north half lot 3, block 11, June 2, 1843.

Lot 4: Solomon Heustis to Henry Dunbar, lots 1, 2, and north half lot 3, lot 4 and 5, block11; lot 7, and part of lot 8, block14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 22, 1864, $1,300.

Lot 4: Henry M. Larson, et al, to Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, and the north half of lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1915, $1,200.

Lot 4: Undecipherable Larson, et al by Master to Joseph Riemenschneider Master’s deed to lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville. November 1935, $725.

 

Lars S. Larson, north half lot 3 and all of lots 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $30.

 

Lars M. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $730.

 

Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,460.

 

Lot 5

 

Lot 5: Anna Maria Duryea to Solomon Heustis, lot 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, November 16, 1857, $80.

Lot 5: Solomon Heustis to Henry Dunbar, lots 1, 2, and north half lot 3, lot 4 and 5, block11; lot 7, and part of lot 8, block14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 22, 1864, $1,300.

Lot 5: Heirs of Henry Dunbar to Eliza Ann Dunbar, lot 5, block 11, and part of lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1892.

Lot 5: Eliza Dunbar to Lars Larson, lot 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1893, $1,000.

Lot 5: Henry M. Larson, et al, to Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, and the north half of lot 3, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1915, $1,200.

Lot 5: Undecipherable Larson, et al by Master to Joseph Riemenschneider Master’s deed to lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville. November 1935, $725.

 

Lars S. Larson, north half lot 3 and all of lots 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $30.

 

Lars M. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $730.

 

Lars N. Larson, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,460.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 606 South Main Street.

Legal description: lot 6, and 12.5 feet of vacated alley in block 11, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

In 1870 a house was located on this lot facing South Main Street.

 

John McOmber has been busy a few days repairing the roof on the residence of Mrs. Margaret Armbruster on South Main Street. The building is (was) one of the oldest houses in Yorkville, and the frame and roof boards are made of oak. There are three or four more of these old buildings in the neighborhood, which were built in the eighteen fifties. They were built to last and are in good condition. They are the residences of George Cress, Samuel Hagerman, John Habel and Daniel D. Johnson, all of similar construction.”45

 

Henry Chappell came from Pennsylvania with his parents, when four years of age and lived in the house now owned by George Cress. In 1887, he built his present home. He has followed the carpenter trade all his life, and is a contractor who enjoys a good reputation in the county. He constructed many of the first homes in Yorkville and numerous farm homes scattered around the country.46

 

Mrs. Harriet Cress (Mrs. George Cress), who lives on South Main Street, would like to have a couple make their home with her this winter, if arrangements satisfactory to both parties can be made.47

 

Earl Kahle has moved into the Cress house recently purchased.48

 

The building known as the Cress property has been torn down and the bungalow built by Judd Parker is being moved to the Cress site. Gilbert G. Wood has bought the two properties and moving the Parker bungalow to make way for Illinois Route 47.49

 

Lot 6: Edward W. & Ann Brewster to George W. Johnson, south half lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 6: George W. & Polly Johnson to Charles Nichols Mackubin, south half lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, October 25, 1843.

Lot 6: Charles N. & Ellen M. Mackubin to Robert Hopkins, south half lot 3, and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, September 18, 1848.

Lot 6: Robert Hopkins and wife to Uriah Chappell, south half lot 3, and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, August 25, 1858.

Lot 6: Jeremiah Evarts (County Clerk) to James S. Cornell (tax deed) south half lot 3, and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1, 1884.

Lot 6: James S. Cornell & wife to Henry Chappell, south half lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, April 6, 1885.

Lot 6: Henry Chappell to George Cress, part of lot 3 and lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, July 10, 1891, $500.

Lot 6: Harriett Cress, widow, to August Kahle, lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1927.

Lot 6: August and Mary Kahle to Earl P. Kahle, lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1928, $600.

 

George Cress, south half of lot 3 and all of lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $70.

 

George Cress Estate, lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $250.

 

Earl Kahle, lot 6, block 11, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,800.

 

 

Block 12, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Block 13, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Block 14, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Southeast corner of West Ridge and South Main Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: West Ridge Street.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

In the summer of 1891, David Sinclair purchased lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14 and constructed a new home on the property. The house was probably built on lot 4 on the southeast corner of South Main and West Ridge Streets.

 

“The cellar for the Dyer Residence south of the courthouse is being dug and soon the masons will put up the wall. Mr. Biggar’s gang will do the carpenter work.”50

“The foundation for the new residence of Clem J. Dyer, to be built south of the courthouse, is completed and the carpenter work will soon begin.”51

“The framework of the Dyer residence south of the courthouse has been raised.”52

“The Dyer residence south of the courthouse is up, enclosed, roofed and shingled and the lathing is being done inside. Mr. Biggar’s gang is rushing the work along.”53

Following the death of Mrs. Dyer, Julia (Humiston) Dyer; Clement J. moved to Chicago to live with his daughters Misses Nettie E. and Ida C. Dyer. At this time the house was sold to Captain John C. Raleigh of Specie Grove. Captain Raleigh expected to remain on his farm until at least the following summer. In the meantime he rented the former Dyer cottage to Fred Parr.”54

“Captain Raleigh intends to build a barn on his newly acquired property, the Dyer house in Yorkville, before he moves to town this spring.”55

“Captain Raleigh starts the new year by moving from the Specie Grove farm to his cottage in Yorkville.”56

DeWitt VanTassel has bought the home occupied by the late Mrs. Raleigh and will vacate the Fred Johnson residence, which will be occupied by Louis Gaworski.57

 

Lot 1: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 1: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones & husband to Maggie McClelland (Mrs. Dr. Robert A. McClelland), lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, January 12, 1883, $600.

Lot 1: Maggie McClelland & husband (Dr. Robert A. McClelland) to Milton E. Cornell, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, July 2, 1885, $800.

Lot 1: Milton E. Cornell to Robert A. McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1891, $600.

Lot 1: Robert A. McClelland & wife to David Sinclair, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, April 18, 1891, $800.

Lot 1: David Sinclair to Nelson Hubbard, a fraction of lot 1, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1893 $50.

Lot 1: Henrietta R. Sinclair to Nellie K. Leverich, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1901, $250.

Lot 1: Nellie K. Leverich to Fred Ahrens, lots 1 and 2, block 14, July 1904, $300.

Lot 1: Fred Ahrens to Nettie E. and Ida C. Dyer, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1904, $275.

Lot 1: Nettie E. Dyer, et al, to John C. Raleigh, lots 1 and 2, block 14, except strip off of east side of lot 1, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1907, $2,600.

Lot 1: Ray E. Raleigh, et al, to Melissa A. Raleigh, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, excepting strip off of east side of lot 1, December 1916.

Lot 1: Melissa A. Raleigh to Mabel R. Matlock, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, excepting strip off of east side of lot 1, January 1919.

Lot 1: Mabel R. Matlock to DeWitt & Margaret B. VanTassel, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, excepting strip off of east side of lot 1, February 1919.

Lot 1: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, part of lot 1, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 1: Estate of Nelson T. Morley by Executor’s deed to Ethel McOwan, Executor’s deed, small part of lot 1, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1924.

 

Mrs. Sinclair, lots 1 and 2, block 14, 1899 T-A, $25.

 

Nettie E. and Ida C. Dyer, lots 1 and 2, block 14, 1906 T-A, $260.

 

DeWitt VanTassel, west 55 feet of lot 1 and all of lot 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,225.

 

DeWitt VanTassel, west 55 feet of lot 1 and all of lot 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,200.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 108 West Ridge Street.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

In the summer of 1891, David Sinclair purchased lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14 and constructed a new home on the property. The house was probably built on lot 4 on the southeast corner of South Main and West Ridge Streets.

 

Lot 2: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 2: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones & husband to Maggie McClelland (Mrs. Dr. Robert A. McClelland), lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, January 12, 1883, $600.

Lot 2: Maggie McClelland & husband (Dr. Robert A. McClelland) to Milton E. Cornell, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, July 2, 1885, $800.

Lot 2: Milton E. Cornell to Robert A. McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1891, $600.

Lot 2: Robert A. McClelland & wife to David Sinclair, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, April 18, 1891, $800.

Lot 2: Henrietta R. Sinclair to Nellie K. Leverich, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1901, $250.

Lot 2: Nellie K. Leverich to Fred Ahrens, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1904, $300.

Lot 2: Fred Ahrens to Nettie E. and Ida C. Dyer, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1904, $275.

Lot 2: Nettie E. Dyer, et al, to John C. Raleigh, lots 1 and 2, block 14, except strip off of east side of lot 1, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1907, $2,600.

Lot 2: Ray E. Raleigh, et al, to Melissa A. Raleigh, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, excepting strip off of east side of lot 1, December 1916.

Lot 2: Melissa A. Raleigh to Mabel R. Matlock, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, excepting strip off of east side of lot 1, January 1919.

Lot 2: Mabel R. Matlock to DeWitt & Margaret B. VanTassell, lots 1 and 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, excepting strip off of east side of lot 1, February 1919.

 

Mrs. Sinclair, lots 1 and 2, block 14, 1899 T-A, $25.

 

Nettie E. and Ida C. Dyer, lots 1 and 2, block 14, 1906 T-A, $260.

 

DeWitt VanTassel, west 55 feet of lot 1 and all of lot 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,225.

 

DeWitt VanTassel, west 55 feet of lot 1 and all of lot 2, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,200.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 108 West Ridge Street.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

In the summer of 1891, David Sinclair purchased lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14 and constructed a new home on the property. The house was probably built on lot 4 on the southeast corner of South Main and West Ridge Streets.

 

Lot 3: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 3: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones & husband to Maggie McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, January 12, 1883, $600.

Lot 3: Maggie McClelland & husband (Dr. Robert A. McClelland) to Milton E. Cornell, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, July 2, 1885, $800.

Lot 3: Milton E. Cornell to Robert A. McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1891, $600.

Lot 3: Robert A. McClelland & wife to David Sinclair, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, April 18, 1891, $800.

Lot 3: Henrietta Sinclair to Richard T. Vilven, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1898, $2,500.

Lot 3: Title chain broken.

Lot 3: Estate of Avery N. Beebe, by Executor, to George Barkley, Executor’s deed, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1927, $4,200.

 

Richard T. Vilven, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

George B. Barkley, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,250.

 

Curtis B. Smith, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $2,500.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: South Main Street.

Legal description:

Lot is on the southeast corner of South Main and West Ridge Streets.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

In the summer of 1891, David Sinclair purchased lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14 and constructed a new home on the property. The house was probably built on lot 4 on the southeast corner of South Main and West Ridge Streets.

 

Lot 4: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Anna Maria Duryea, lot 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 5, 1862, $350.

Lot 4: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 4: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones & husband to Maggie McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, January 12, 1883, $600.

Lot 4: Maggie McClelland & husband (Dr. Robert A. McClelland) to Milton E. Cornell, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, July 2, 1885, $800.

Lot 4: Milton E. Cornell to Robert A. McClelland, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1891, $600.

Lot 4: Robert A. McClelland & wife to David Sinclair, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, April 18, 1891, $800.

Lot 4: Henrietta Sinclair to Richard T. Vilven, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1898, $2,500.

Lot 4: Title chain broken.

Lot 4: Estate of Avery N. Beebe, by Executor, to George Barkley, Executor’s deed, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1927, $4,200.

 

Richard T. Vilven, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

George B. Barkley, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,250.

 

Curtis B. Smith, lots 3 and 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $2,500.

 

Lot 5

 

Street Address: Formerly 111 West Fox Road.

 

In 1870 a building was depicted at the rear of lot 5, this probably was the barn associated with the hotel on lot 8.

 

Lot 5: W. H. (K.?) Jones & wife to George Beck, lot 5, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, February 3, 1868, $250. Mrs. Jones was Anna Maria Duryea.

Lot 5: Francis A. Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, (no date but circa 1871) $100.

Lot 5: John B. Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, May 18, 1871, $120.

Lot 5: Ernst Ahrens & wife to George Beck lots 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, September 6, 1873, $1,100.

Lot 5: Albertina Helmuth (Mrs. Beck) & husband to Justus Nading, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 29, 1884, $3,000.

Lot 5: Justus Nading & wife to Albertina Helmuth, lots 5, 6 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, February 16, 1887, $3,250.

Lot 5: Albertina Helmuth & husband to John E. Dwyer, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 15, 1889, $550.

Lot 5: John E. Dwyer to Frederick Hage, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1891, $1,900.

Lot 5: Administrator of Frederick Hage estate to John Wesche, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1920, $3,500.

 

Fred Hage, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $460.

 

John Wesche, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,080.

 

John Wesche Estate, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,150.

 

Lot 6

 

Lot 6: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to Albertina Beck, lot 6, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 16, 1874, $150.

Lot 6: Albertina Helmuth (Mrs. Beck) & husband to Justus Nading, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 29, 1884, $3,000.

Lot 6: Justus Nading & wife to Albertina Helmuth, lots 5, 6 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, February 16, 1887, $3,250.

Lot 6: Albertina Helmuth & husband to John E. Dwyer, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 15, 1889, $550.

Lot 6: John E. Dwyer to Frederick Hage, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1891, $1,900.

Lot 6: Administrator of Frederick Hage estate to John Wesche, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1920, $3,500.

 

Fred Hage, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $460.

 

John Wesche, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,080.

 

John Wesche Estate, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,150.

 

Lot 7

 

Lot 7: Henry Dunbar to Albertina Beck, lot 7 and part of lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, January 5, 1877, $275.

Lot 7: Albertina Helmuth (Mrs. Beck) & husband to Justus Nading, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 29, 1884, $3,000.

Lot 7: Justus Nading & wife to Albertina Helmuth, lots 5, 6 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, February 16, 1887, $3,250.

Lot 7: Albertina Helmuth & husband to John E. Dwyer, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 15, 1889, $550.

Lot 7: John E. Dwyer to Fred Hage, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1891, $1,900.

Lot 7: Administrator of Frederick Hage estate to John Wesche, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1920, $3,500.

 

Fred Hage, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $460.

 

John Wesche, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,080.

 

John Wesche Estate, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,150.

 

Lot 8

 

Street Address: Formerly 111 West Fox Road.

 

In 1870 a hotel was located on the northwest corner of Franklin Street (Fox Road) facing South Main Street. At various times the hotel was managed by Solomon Heustis’, George Beck, Ernest Ahren’s, Anna Helmuth’s and Justus Nading.

 

In 1870 a building was depicted at the rear of lot 5, this probably was the barn associated with the hotel on lot 8. In 1889, John E. Dwyer purchased lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14. In the summer of 1890 he built a new two-story home on lot 8 facing Franklin Street (Fox Road.) Lot 8 is on the northeast corner of Fox Road and South Main Street.58 In 1891, John sold the property to Fred and Dora Hage. The early buildings have all been removed from block 14 to make way for the Kendall County office building.

 

The residence of the late Mrs. Dorothy Hage has been sold to John Wesche, of Fox, possession to be given March 1, 1920.59

 

Lot 8: Solomon Heustis to Alvah Beecher, lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1, 1862, $75.

Lot 8: Alvah Beecher to Frederick W. Neidert, lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 27, 1863, $450.

Lot 8: Frederick W. Neidert & wife to Christopher Moeller, part lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, September 15, 1864, $1,200.

Lot 8: Christopher Moeller to George Beck, lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 12, 1866, $1,800.

Lot 8: Christopher Moeller to George Beck, lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, January 7, 1867, $1,800. (Second filing.)

Lot 8: George Beck & wife to Ernst Ahrens, lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, August 20, 1870 (with exceptions, $4,800.

Lot 8: Francis A. Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, (no date but circa 1871) $100.

Lot 8: John B. Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, May 18, 1871, $120.

Lot 8: Ernst Ahrens & wife to George Beck lots 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, September 6, 1873, $1,100.

Lot 8: Henry Dunbar to Albertina Beck, lot 7 and part of lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, January 5, 1877, $275.

Lot 7: Albertina Helmuth (Mrs. Beck) & husband to Justus Nading, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 29, 1884, $3,000.

Lot 8: Justus Nading & wife to Albertina Helmuth, lots 5, 6 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, February 16, 1887, $3,250.

Lot 8: Albertina Helmuth & husband to John E. Dwyer, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, November 15, 1889, $550.

Lot 8: John E. Dwyer to Fred Hage, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1891, $1,900.

Lot 8: Heirs of Henry Dunbar to Eliza Ann Dunbar, lot 5, block 11, and part of lot 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1892.

Lot 8: Administrator of Frederick Hage estate to John Wesche, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1920, $3,500.

 

Fred Hage, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $460.

 

John Wesche, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,080.

 

John Wesche Estate, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,150.

 

Block 15, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: 501 South Main Street.

Legal description: lot 1, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

In 1870 three buildings are depicted on this lot. A house appears to be on the southwest corner of West Ridge and South Main Streets. A barn or perhaps another house is depicted on the south end of lot one facing South Main Street. In November 1890, Lawrence Hafenrichter purchased lot 1, block 15 and constructed a new home on the southwest corner of South Main and West Ridge Streets in the summer of 1891.60

Lot 1: Mary Ament has bought the home of John E. Grate that is now occupied by Bernard J. Stumm. Mr. Stumm has purchased the Lawrence Hafenrichter home across from the courthouse on the southwest corner of West Ridge and South Main Streets.61

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stumm are rebuilding the Hafenrichter residence. They have refitted the house from basement to peak. Some of the rooms were rearranged by relocating the doorways. The exterior siding was removed and replaced by a concrete like composition placed over lath. The material called “Kellastone”, hardens and becomes a stone wall.62

 

Lot 1: Susan Duryea to Elias A. Black, lot 1, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $122.

Lot 1: Elias A. Black to Jacob P. Black, lot 1, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, April 12, 1856.

Lot 1: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Henry Riddel, lot 1, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, December 12, 1858, $50.

Lot 1: Elizabeth Riddell to Henry Riddell, lot 1, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1875.

Lot 1: Henry Riddell to Joseph F. Markel, lot 1, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, September 25, 1882, $500.

Lot 1: John F. Markel & wife to Lawrence Hafenrichter, lot 1, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, November 12, 1890, $225.

Lot 1: Lawrence Hafenrichter to Bernard J. Stumm, lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1919.

Lot 1: Bernard J. Stumm & Jane M. to Charles G. Hardekopf, lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, April 3, 1923.

Lot 1: Charles G. & Lena Hardekopf to Gova M. Russell lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 19, 1924.

Lot 1: Gova M. Russell, unmarried, to Lena Hardekopf, lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 19, 1924.

Lot 1: Lena Hardekopf & Charles Hardekopf to Adele Perkins, lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, June 28, 1940.

 

Lawrence Hafenrichter, lot 1, and 13 feet off of east side of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $600.

 

Charles G. Hardekopf, lot 1, and 13 feet off east side of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,350.

 

Charles G. Hardekopf, lot 1, and 13 feet off east side of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 206 West Ridge Street.

Legal address: lots 2-1, 3-2, and 5-2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

In 1870 a house was straddling lots 2 and 3 in this block. Dr. Frazier purchased the residence of the late Ami D. Newton in the summer of 1898.63 The Newton residence was on lot 2 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville. It was the second house west of South Main Street on West Ridge Street.

 

John Dunn, Esq., has purchased A. D. Newton’s handsome residence in Yorkville and will become a citizen of the village. The price paid was $3,000. It is said that Mr. Newton will build a fine new home on the ground between Lawrence Hafenrichter’s and Dan Johnson’s this fall.

 

Lot 2: Anna Marie Duryea to Henry S. Willett, lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, January 22, 1862, $100.

Lot 2: Henry S. Willett & wife to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, April 12, 1862, $100.

Lot 2: Daniel G. Johnson & wife to Anna Selbman, lot 2 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, December 31, 1889, $500.

Lot 2: Fred Johnson to Ami D. Newton, lot 2 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1892, $400.

Lot 2: Ami D. Newton to Lawrence Hafenrichter, east side of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1893, $90.

Lot 2: Annie Johnson to Mary A. Newton, lot 2 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1898.

Lot 2: Mary A. Newton, et al, to Frank R. Frazier, lot 2 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1898, $3,000.

Lot 2: Frank R. Frazier to Sarah Randolph Frazier, lot 2 and part of lots 3 and 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, March 18, 1904.

Lot 2: Lawrence Hafenrichter to Bernard J. Stumm, lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1919.

Lot 2: Bernard J. Stumm & Jane M. to Charles G. Hardekopf, lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, April 3, 1923.

Lot 2: Charles G. & Lena Hardekopf to Gova M. Russell lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 19, 1924.

Lot 2: Gova M. Russell, unmarried, to Lena Hardekopf, lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 19, 1924.

Lot 2: Lena Hardekopf & Charles Hardekopf to Adele Perkins, lot 1 and east 13 ½ feet of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, June 28, 1940.

 

Lawrence Hafenrichter, lot 1, and 13 feet off of east side of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $600.

 

Frank R. Frazier, west side of lot 2, and east side of lot 3, block 15, 1899 T-A, $600.

 

Frank R. Frazier, west side of lot 2, and east side of lot 3, plus 47.5 by 56 feet northeast corner lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,350.

 

Frank R. Frazier, west side of lot 2, and east side of lot 3, plus 47.5 by 56 feet northeast corner lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,800.

 

Charles G. Hardekopf, lot 1, and 13 feet off east side of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,350.

 

Charles G. Hardekopf, lot 1, and 13 feet off east side of lot 2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 206 West Ridge Street.

Legal address: lots 2-1, 3-2, and 5-2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 208 West Ridge Street.

Legal address: lots 3-1 and 4, block 15, Original Town of Yorkville.

Southeast corner of West Ridge and South State Streets.

 

In 1870 a house was straddling lots 2 and 3 in this block.

 

Lot 3: Rulief S. Duryea and wife to Giles Collins Carr, lots 3 and 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1846, $40.

Lot 3: Giles C. & Hannah Carr to Titus Howe, lots 3 and 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, January 8, 1856.

Lot 3: Arthur Dyer & wife to Daniel G. Johnson, lots 3 and 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, May 26, 1859.

Lot 3: Daniel G. Johnson & wife to Anna Selbman, lot 2 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, December 31, 1889, $500.

Lot 3: Fred Johnson to Ami D. Newton, lot 1 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1892, $400

Lot 3: Annie Johnson to Mary A. Newton, lot 2 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1898.

Lot 3: Mary A. Newton, et al, to Frank R. Frazier, lot 2 and part of lot 3, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1898, $3,000.

Lot 3: Frank R. Frazier to Sarah Randolph Frazier, lot 2 and part of lots 3 and 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, March 18, 1904.

Lot 3: Fred Johnson, et al, (Heirs of Daniel G. Johnson) to Mary Johnson, west 18 ½ feet of lot 3, lot 4, and part of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville January 9, 1911.

(208 West Ridge Street)

Lot 3: Mary Johnson to James Willer, west 18 1.2 feet of lot 3, and lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, August 24, 1914, $1,400.

(208 West Ridge Street)

Lot 3: James Willer to Clara L. Howes, west 18.5 feet of lot 3 and all of lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1928.

Lot 3: Clara L. Howes to James and Sarah Willer, west 18.5 feet of lot 3 and all of lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1928.

 

Daniel G. Johnson, west side of lot 3 and north part of lot 5 and all of lot 4, block 15, 1899 T-A, $380.

 

Frank R. Frazier, west side of lot 2, and east side of lot 3, block 15, 1899 T-A, $600.

 

Frank R. Frazier, west side of lot 2, and east side of lot 3, plus 47.5 by 56 feet northeast corner lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Frank R. Frazier, west side of lot 2, and east side of lot 3, plus 47.5 by 56 feet northeast corner lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,800.

 

James Willer, west 18.5 feet lot 3, and all lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $680.

 

James Willer, west 18.5 feet lot 3, and all lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,400.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 208 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lot 3-1 and lot 4, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville.

Southeast corner of West Ridge and South State Streets.

Original home constructed for Daniel G. Johnson in the eighteen fifties.

 

This lot was the site of Daniel G. Johnson’s home. In 1870, a house and probably a barn were on this lot. The house was on the southwest corner of West Ridge and South State Streets.

“Fred Johnson has improved the appearance of his place on West Ridge Street by having his house painted a light cream with green trim. It is an attractive and pleasing combination.”64

“John McOmber has been busy a few days repairing the roof on the residence of Mrs. Margaret Armbruster on South Main Street. The building is was one of the oldest houses in Yorkville, and the frame and roof boards are made of oak. There are three or four more of these old buildings in the neighborhood, which were built in the eighteen fifties. They were built to last and are all in good condition. They are the residences of George Cress, Samuel Hagerman, John Habel and Daniel G. Johnson, all of similar construction.”65

“The James Willer family is moving into their new home, the Daniel G. Johnson house, which has been repaired and made into a cozy, comfortable place.”66

 

Lot 4: Rulief S. Susan Duryea to Giles Collins Carr, lots 3 and 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1846, $40.

Lot 4: Giles C. & Hannah Carr to Titus Howe, lots 3 and 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, January 8, 1856.

Lot 4: Arthur Dyer & wife to Daniel G. Johnson, lots 3 and 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, May 26, 1859.

Lot 4: Fred Johnson, et al, (Heirs of Daniel G. Johnson) to Mary Johnson, west 18 ½ feet of lot 3, lot 4 and part of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1911.

Lot 4: Mary Johnson to James Willer, west 18 1.2 feet of lot 3, and lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, August 24, 1914, $1,400.

Lot 4: James Willer to Clara L. Howes, west 18.5 feet of lot 3 and all of lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1928.

Lot 4: Clara L. Howes to James and Sarah Willer, west 18.5 feet of lot 3 and all of lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1928.

 

Daniel G. Johnson, west side of lot 3 and north part of lot 5 and all of lot 4, block 15, 1899 T-A, $380.

 

James Willer, west 18.5 feet lot 3, and all lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $680.

 

James Willer, west 18.5 feet lot 3, and all lot 4, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,400.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 206 West Ridge Street.

Legal address: lots 2-1, 3-2, and 5-2, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 5: Anna Maria Duryea to Solomon Heustis, lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, June 4, 1858, $50.

Lot 5: Francis A. Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, May 18, 1871, $100.

Lot 5: John B. Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, May 18, 1871, $120.

Lot 5: Daniel G. Johnson to Carrie M. McKirryher, part of lot 5 and lot 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1898, $200.

Lot 5: Daniel G. Johnson to Frank R. Frazier, part of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1898, $75.

Lot 5: Frank R. Frazier to Sarah Randolph Frazier, lot 2 and part of lots 3 and 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, March 18, 1904.

Lot 5: Solomon Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lots 5 and 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1904, $100.

Lot 5: Fred Johnson, et al, (Heirs of Daniel G. Johnson) to Mary Johnson, west 18 ½ feet of lot 3, lot 4 and part of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, January 9, 1911.

(208 West Ridge Street)


Lot 5: Mary Johnson to Belle McKirryher, part of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, June 20, 1914, $200.

Lot 5: Mrs. Carrie M. McKirryher, widow to Belle McKirryher, lot 8 and strip of land 10 feet wide on the south side of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1923.

 

Daniel G. Johnson, west side of lot 3 and north part of lot 5 and all of lot 4, block 15, 1899 T-A, $380.

 

Carrie McKirryher, south part of lot 5, block 15, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Frank R. Frazier, west side of lot 2, and east side of lot 3, plus 47.5 by 56 feet northeast corner lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,350.

 

Frank R. Frazier, west side of lot 2, and east side of lot 3, plus 47.5 by 56 feet northeast corner lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,800.

 

Belle McKirryher, northern part of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $30.

 

Belle McKirryher, northern part of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $60.

 

Belle McKirryher, southern part of lot 5 and all of lot 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $800.

 

Belle McKirryher, southern part of lot 5 and all of lot 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,750.

 

Lot 5: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 505 South Main Street.

Legal description: lots 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 6: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones by attorney to Henry Habel, lot 6, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, January 14, 1880, $100.

Lot 6: Sheriff of Kendall County to A. C. Little, Certificate of purchase, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 6 and 7, block15; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, April 23, 1887.

Lot 6: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to Jacob Armbruster, lots 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, August 9, 1890, $350.

Lot 6: Susan Duryea to Jacob Armbruster, lots 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, August 20, 1890, $350.

Lot 6: Jacob Armbruster to Fred Bretthauer, lots 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, October 6, 1890, $350.

 

Fred Bretthauer, lot 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Fred Bretthauer, lot 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1904 T-A, increased $100.

 

Fred Bretthauer, lot 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,300.

 

Fred Bretthauer, lot 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 6: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 7

 

Street address: 505 South Main Street.

Legal description: lots 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

In 1898, Fred Bretthauer’s home was on lot 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville on the northwest corner of Franklin and South Main Streets.67

“Fred Bretthauer has one of the most commodious houses on the south side. The additions and repairs have been finished, except for the hot water heater. The large porch on the front of the house adds materially to the appearance of that portion of South Main Street. 68

 

Lot 7: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 7: Sheriff of Kendall County to A. C. Little, Certificate of purchase, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 6 and 7, block15; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 23, 1887.

Lot 7: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to Jacob Armbruster, lots 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, August 9, 1890, $350.

Lot 7: Susan Duryea to Jacob Armbruster, lots 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, August 20, 1890, $350.

Lot 7: Jacob Armbruster to Fred Bretthauer, lots 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, October 6, 1890, $350.

 

Fred Bretthauer, lot 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Fred Bretthauer, lot 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1904 T-A, increased $100.

 

Fred Bretthauer, lot 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,300.

 

Fred Bretthauer, lot 6 and 7, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 8

 

Street address: 207 West Fox Road.

Legal description: lot 5-1 and 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville. (Southern part of lot 5 and all of lot 8),

Present home constructed in 1898 by John and Carrie M. McKirryher.

 

In 1870 a residence that was formerly the first courthouse in Kendall County was located on this lot near the center of the block, nearly equidistant between South Main and South State Streets on Franklin Street (Fox Road.) In 1842, this was the site of “The Old Courthouse.” The first story was constructed of brick and the second story was constructed of wood. In 1898 the property was sold to John and Carrie M. (DeLand) McKirryher. The building was torn down (in 1899?) and a new residence erected on the site. The latter building still exists today.

 

Lot 8: Francis A. Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, (no date but circa 1869-1871) $100.

Lot 8: John B. Heustis to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 5 and 8, block 14, Original Village of Yorkville, May 18, 1871, $120.

Lot 8: Daniel G. Johnson to Carrie M. McKirryher, part of lot 5 and lot 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1898, $200.

Lot 5: Mrs. Carrie M. McKirryher, widow to Belle McKirryher, lot 8 and strip of land 10 feet wide on the south side of lot 5, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1923.

 

Belle McKirryher, southern part of lot 5 and all of lot 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $315.

 

Belle McKirryher, southern part of lot 5 and all of lot 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $800.

 

Belle McKirryher, southern part of lot 5 and all of lot 8, block 15, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,750.

 

 

Block 16, Original Village of Yorkville
Southwest corner of West Ridge and South State Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: 501 South State Street

Legal description: lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Reddock and family have moved into the house on West Ridge Street, recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Scofield.69

 

Lot 1: Daniel G. Johnson to Dow Shibley, lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1, 1875, $150.

Lot 1: Dow Shibley to George W. Ernst, lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, January 20, 1876, $300.

Lot 1: Dow Shibley & wife to Willett C. Gillam, lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 5, 1883, $500.

Lot 1: Willett C. Gillam & wife to Mary A. Shibley, lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 26, 1883, $500.

Lot 1: Nellie K. Leverich to Frank Stanley Leverich, lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1915.

Lot 1: Frank Stanley Leverich to Paul J. Scofield, lot 1, block 16 Original Village of Yorkville, January 1915, $1,500.

Lot 1: Paul J. Scofield and wife to Nelson J. Quinsey and wife, lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1927.

Lot 1: Nelson J. Quinsey by Master’s deed to Clarence W. Beecher, Master’s deed, lot 1, block 16 Original Village of Yorkville, December 1936, $2,500.

 

Lot: Dow Shibley owned the home now owned by Mr. Frank S. Leverich.70

 

Dow Shibley, lot 1, block 16, 1899 T-A, $200.

 

Dow Shibley, lot 1, block 16, 1900 T-A, increased to $260.

 

Nelson J. Quinsey, lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $600.

 

Nelson J. Quinsey, lot 1, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,200.

 

Lot 1: In 1870 there was a house on this lot, which is located on the southwest corner of West Ridge and South State Streets.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: West Ridge Street

 

Martin N. Hextell has bought the Jay Widney house, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barkley.71

 

The former residence of Martin Hextell has been purchased by the Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Clemens and family of Aurora. The Rev. Clemens has been pastor of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Aurora for a number of years. Because of ill health during the past year, he is retiring for the time being and will, with his family, make his home in Yorkville.72

 

Lot 2: Anna Maria Jones by attorney to John Cooper, lot 2, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, November 5, 1875, $175.

Lot 2: John Cooper & wife to Thomas Fletcher, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1, 1881, $3,000.

Lot 2: Susan Duryea to John Cooper, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 19, 1882.

Lot 2: Thomas Fletcher & wife to Clement J. Dyer, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 3, 1884, $3,000.

Lot 2: Clement J. Dyer to William C. Reingardt, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1902, $1,600.

Lot 2: William C. Reingardt to George Hardekopf, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1909, $2,800.

Lot 2: George Hardekopf to Jay Widney, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1915, $4,000.

Lot 2: Jay Widney to Ward E. Kepple, lots 2 and 3, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1921, $3,000.

Lot 2: Ward E. Kepple to Martin N. Hextell, lots 2 and 3, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1922, $3,250.

 

Clement J. Dyer, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $400.

 

Martin Hextell, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,070.

 

Martin Hextell, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,140.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: West Ridge Street

 

Martin N. Hextell has bought the Jay Widney house, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barkley.73

 

Lot 3: Anna Maria Jones by attorney to John Cooper, lot 2, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 28, 1876, $175.

Lot 3: John Cooper & wife to Thomas Fletcher, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1, 1881, $3,000.

Lot 3: Susan Duryea to John Cooper, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 19, 1882.

Lot 3: Thomas Fletcher & wife to Clement J. Dyer, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 3, 1884, $3,000.

Lot 2: Clement J. Dyer to William C. Reingardt, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1902, $1,600.

Lot 3: William C. Reingardt to George Hardekopf, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1909, $2,800.

Lot 3: George Hardekopf to Jay Widney, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1915, $4,000.

Lot 3: Jay Widney to Ward E. Kepple, lots 2 and 3, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1921, $3,000.

Lot 2: Ward E. Kepple to Martin N. Hextell, lots 2 and 3, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1922, $3,250.

 

Clement J. Dyer, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $400.

 

Martin Hextell, lot 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,070.

 

Martin Hextell, lots 2 and 3, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,140.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 402 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lot 4, block 16, Original Town of Yorkville.

 

In 1870 there was a house on this lot owned by the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

 

Lot 4: Daniel G. Johnson to Trustees of Lutheran Church, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1, 1859, $250. (On West Ridge Street at the head of Adams Street.)

Lot 4: Jacob P. Black, et al, to James Springer, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, Executor’s deed, October 31, 1876, $120.

Lot 4: Sophia Burton & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7 and the east half of lot 8, block 22; and lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, July 3, 1888, $250.

Lot 4: Mary J. Littlewood to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7 plus east half lot 8, block 22; and lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, November 19, 1888.

Lot 4: Izillah Dunbar & husband (Edwin J. Dunbar), to Randall Cassem, lot 4, block 16; and lots 5, 6 and 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1888, $275.

Lot 4: Normanda A. Unwin to Mary E. Merritt, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1896.

Lot 4: Mary E. Merritt to Jane Harris, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1896, $850.

Lot 4: George L. Snyder to Clarence S. Williams, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1916.

Lot 4: Heirs of Lizzie Thurber, deceased, to Clarence S. Williams, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1917.

Lot 4: Paul J. Matteson to Fannie Oakland, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1918.

 

Mrs. Lizzie Thurber, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $100.

 

Paul J. Mattison, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $280.

 

Paul J. Mattison, lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $560.

 

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 309 West Fox Road.

Legal description: lots 5-1 and 8-l, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 307 West Fox Road.

Legal description: lots 5-2 and 8-2, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 5: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 5: Sheriff of Kendall County to A. C. Little, Certificate of purchase, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 6 and 7, block15; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 23, 1887.

Lot 5: Amelia M. Daw to Normanda A. Unwin, lots 5 and 6, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1894.

Lot 5: Anna Marie (Duryea) Jones to Edward L. Hathaway, part of lot 8, block 6: lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1900, $200.

Lot 5: Edward L. Hathaway to George Hardekopf, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1908, $200.

Lot 5: George Hardekopf to Fred Ohse, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1914, $225.

 

Susan Duryea, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Fred Ohse Estate, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $75.

 

Fred Ohse Estate, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $150.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 505 South State Street. Northwest corner of South State Street and West Fox Road.

Legal description: lots 6-2 and 7-2, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

The original building on lot 6, block 16, was a square, one-story, brick building, which was owned by Mr. Giles C. Carr and used as the county office building. Later when it was no longer used as the county office building a small addition and veranda to the south was added to the building. When it was no longer used for county offices the building was purchased by Christian Habel and used as a residence. Christian made it his residence until his death in November 1905. His son, John Henry Habel and daughter Henrietta Habel continued to live there until John’s death, January 20, 1914. This is (was?) one of the oldest houses in Yorkville,

“John McOmber has been busy a few days repairing the roof on the residence of Mrs. Margaret Armbruster on South Main Street. The frame of the house, and the roof boards are made of oak. The building is one of the oldest houses in the village. There are three or four more of these old time-honored buildings in the neighborhood built in the eighteen fifties. They were built to last and all are in good condition. The residences of George Cress, Samuel Hagerman, John Habel and Daniel D. Johnson are all of similar construction.”74

 

The late home of Miss Henrietta Habel has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hartwig, who with their family are making their home there.75

 

Fred Bretthauer has purchased the Habel property and is putting the house in shape for occupancy. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bretthauer and daughter will live there when it is finished.76

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bretthauer and daughter, Wanda Lou, have moved from the apartment over the Bretthauer grocery store and are living in their new home on State Street.77

 

Lot 6: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 6: Amelia M. Daw to Normanda A. Unwin, lots 5 and 6, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1894.

Lot 6: Mary Cress, et al, to Henrietta Habel, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1925.

Lot 6: Sarah (Remmers) Crist and husband, Elmer E., to John Remmers, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 6: John Remmers and wife, Hattie, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 6: Grace Bellmor and husband, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 6: Milton A. Cress, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 6: Fred Remmers and wife, Ivy, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 6: Julia Hable, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 6: Magdalene H. Smith and husband, to Clarence E. Bretthauer, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

 

Henry Habel, lot 6, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Henrietta Habel Estate, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $280.

 

Clarence E. Bretthauer, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $600.

 

Lot 7

 

Street address: 505 South State Street. Northwest corner of South State and West Fox Road.

Legal description: lots 6-2 and 7-2, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

The original building on lot 7, block 16, was a square, one-story, brick building, which was owned by Mr. Giles C. Carr and used as the county office building. Later when it was no longer used as the county office building a small addition and veranda to the south was added to the building. When it was no longer used for county offices the building was purchased by Christian Habel and used as a residence. Christian made it his residence until his death in November 1905. His son, John Henry Habel and daughter Henrietta Habel continued to live there until John’s death, January 20, 1914. This is was one of the oldest houses in Yorkville,

“John McOmber has been busy a few days repairing the roof on the residence of Mrs. Margaret Armbruster on South Main Street. The frame of the house, and the roof boards are made of oak. The building is one of the oldest houses in the village. There are three or four more of these old time-honored buildings in the neighborhood built in the eighteen fifties. They were built to last and all are in good condition. The residences of George Cress, Samuel Hagerman, John Habel and Daniel D. Johnson are all of similar construction.”78

 

The late home of Miss Henrietta Habel has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hartwig, who with their family are making their home there.79

 

Fred Bretthauer has purchased the Habel property and is putting the house in shape for occupancy. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bretthauer and daughter will live there when it is finished.80

 

Lot 7: Giles Collins Carr to Christian Habel, lot 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 16, 1854, $210.

Lot 7: Christian Habel to Henry Habel, lot 7, block 16, March 2, 1866, Original Village of Yorkville, $450.

Lot 7: Mary Cress, et al, to Henrietta Habel, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1925.

Lot 7: Sarah (Remmers) Crist and husband, Elmer E., to John Remmers, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 7: John Remmers and wife, Hattie, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 7: Grace Bellmor and husband, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 7: Milton A. Cress, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 7: Fred Remmers and wife, Ivy, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 7: Julia Hable, to Magdalene H. Smith, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

Lot 7: Magdalene H. Smith and husband, to Clarence E. Bretthauer, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1927.

 

Lot 7: Peter Hallock to C. B. Chapin, lot 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1856, $1,500. (Is this entry correct?)

 

Henry Habel, lot 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $100.

 

Henrietta Habel Estate, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $280.

 

Clarence E. Bretthauer, lots 6 and 7, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $600.

 

Lot 8

 

Street address: 309 West Fox Road.

Legal description: lots 5-1 and 8-l, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 307 West Fox Road.

Legal description: lots 5-2 and 8-2, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 8: Anna Maria (Duryea) Jones to John M. Roberts, Power of Attorney, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 14; lots 6 and 7, block 15; and lots 5, 6 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, September 17, 1878.

Lot 8: Sheriff of Kendall County to A. C. Little, Certificate of purchase, lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; lots 6 and 7, block15; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 23, 1887.

Lot 3: Randall Cassem to Amelia M. Daw, lot 3, block 8; and lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1893.

Lot 8: Anna Marie (Duryea) Jones to Edward Hathaway, part of lot 8, block 6: lots 2, 3 and 6, block 9; and lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1900, $200.

Lot 8: George Hardekopf to Fred Ohse, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1914, $225.

 

Susan Duryea, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Fred Ohse Estate, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $75.

 

Fred Ohse Estate, lots 5 and 8, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $150.

 

Lot 8:

 

Block 17, Original Village of Yorkville

 

 

Lot 1

 

Lot 1:

 

Lot 2

 

Lot 2:

 

Block 18, Original Village of Yorkville
Southeast corner of Madison and Jefferson Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Street Address: 404 Jefferson Street

Legal description: part of lots 1 and 2, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 1: Titus Howe & wife to John Conrad Neidert, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1865, $1,800.

Lot 1: Engle Marie S. Neidert & husband (John Conrad Neidert), lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1865, $2,000.

Lot 1: Nelson Hubbard to Albert Needham, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 21, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 1: Albert Needham & wife to Mary N. Hubbard, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 27, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 1: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18,

Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 1: Nelson T. Morley, deceased, by executor, to William and Elizabeth Thurow, executor’s deed, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

Lot 1: Mrs. Mary Needham Hubbard died at her home Monday afternoon….For over fifty years she has made her home in the house across from the courthouse. After the death of her husband, Nelson Hubbard, in 1895, she and her grandson, Nelson Morley, were left alone and his devotion to her has often been a matter of comment.81

 

Part of block 18 was acquired by the State of Illinois in 1929 to construct Illinois Route 47 through downtown Yorkville.

 

Lot 1: William Thurow bought the Nelson Morley home at public auction last Saturday.82

 

Lot 1: Mr. and Mrs. William Thurow moved from the George M. Johnson home to their newly purchased home.83

 

Lot 1: Mr. and Mrs. William Thurow are remodeling their new home, the Hubbard house, and making many improvements.84

 

Lot 1: Mr. and Mrs. William Thurow are returning to their farm in Fox Township the first of March. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones will occupy the Thurow home on West Ridge Street.85

 

Nelson Hubbard, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $520.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1924 T-A, increased to $1,000.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,200.

 

Lot 2

 

Street Address: 404 Jefferson Street

Legal description: part of lots 1 and 2, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 2: Titus Howe & wife to John Conrad Neidert, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1865, $1,800.

Lot 2: Engle Marie S. Neidert & husband (John Conrad Neidert), lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1865, $2,000.

Lot 2: Nelson Hubbard to Albert Needham, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 21, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 2: Albert Needham & wife to Mary N. Hubbard, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 27, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 2: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18,

Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 2: Nelson T. Morley, deceased, by executor, to William and Elizabeth Thurow, executor’s deed, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,200.

 

Part of block 18 was acquired by the State of Illinois in 1929 to construct Illinois Route 47 through downtown Yorkville.

 

William Thurow, lots 5, 6, 7, 8, and part of lot 2, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

Lot 3

 

Lot 3: Titus Howe & wife to John Conrad Neidert, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1865, $1,800.

Lot 3: Engle Marie S. Neidert & husband (John Conrad Neidert), lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1865, $2,000.

Lot 3: Nelson Hubbard to Albert Needham, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 21, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 3: Albert Needham & wife to Mary N. Hubbard, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 27, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 3: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18,

Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 3: Nelson T. Morley, deceased, by executor, to William and Elizabeth Thurow, executor’s deed, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,200.

 

Part of block 18 was acquired by the State of Illinois in 1929 to construct Illinois Route 47 through downtown Yorkville.

 

Lot 4

 

Lot 4: Titus Howe & wife to John Conrad Neidert, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1865, $1,800.

Lot 4: Engle Marie S. Neidert & husband (John Conrad Neidert), lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1865, $2,000.

Lot 4: Nelson Hubbard to Albert Needham, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 21, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 4: Albert Needham & wife to Mary N. Hubbard, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 27, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 4: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18,

Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 4: Nelson T. Morley, deceased, by executor, to William and Elizabeth Thurow, executor’s deed, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,200.

 

Part of block 18 was acquired by the State of Illinois in 1929 to construct Illinois Route 47 through downtown Yorkville.

 

Lot 5

 

Lot 5: Titus Howe & wife to John Conrad Neidert, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1865, $1,800.

Lot 5: Engle Marie S. Neidert & husband (John Conrad Neidert), lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1865, $2,000.

Lot 5: Nelson Hubbard to Albert Needham, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 21, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 5: Albert Needham & wife to Mary N. Hubbard, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 27, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 5: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18,

Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 5: Nelson T. Morley, deceased, by executor, to William and Elizabeth Thurow, executor’s deed, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,200.

 

William Thurow, lots 5, 6, 7, 8, and part of lot 2, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

 

Lot 6

 

Lot 6: Titus Howe & wife to John Conrad Neidert, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1865, $1,800.

Lot 6: Engle Marie S. Neidert & husband (John Conrad Neidert), lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1865, $2,000.

Lot 6: Nelson Hubbard to Albert Needham, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 21, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 6: Albert Needham & wife to Mary N. Hubbard, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 27, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 6: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18,

Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 6: Nelson T. Morley, deceased, by executor, to William and Elizabeth Thurow, executor’s deed, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,200.

 

William Thurow, lots 5, 6, 7, 8, and part of lot 2, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

Lot 7

 

Lot 7: Edward W. Brewster to Titus Howe, lot 7, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 7: Titus Howe & wife to John Conrad Neidert, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1865, $1,800.

Lot 7: Engle Marie S. Neidert & husband (John Conrad Neidert), lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1865, $2,000.

Lot: 7: Nelson Hubbard to Albert Needham, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 21, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 7: Albert Needham & wife to Mary N. Hubbard, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 27, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 7: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18,

Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 7: Nelson T. Morley, deceased, by executor, to William and Elizabeth Thurow, executor’s deed, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,200.

 

William Thurow, lots 5, 6, 7, 8, and part of lot 2, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

Lot 8

 

Lot 8: Titus Howe & wife to John Conrad Neidert, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1865, $1,800.

Lot 8: Engle Marie S. Neidert & husband (John Conrad Neidert), lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1865, $2,000.

Lot 8: Nelson Hubbard to Albert Needham, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 21, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 8: Albert Needham & wife to Mary N. Hubbard, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 27, 1868, $2,000.

Lot 8: Mrs. Mary N. Hubbard to Nelson T. Morley, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18,

Original Village of Yorkville, February 1921.

Lot 8: Nelson T. Morley, deceased, by executor, to William and Elizabeth Thurow, executor’s deed, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 18, plus strip of land 8 feet wide on south side of block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

Nelson Hubbard has bought the residence formerly occupied by Titus Howe, opposite the courthouse.86

 

Daniel G. Johnson to Nelson Hubbard, land 8 feet wide and 200 feet long on the south side of block 18, Yorkville, March 25, 1873, $25.

 

Nelson Hubbard, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $520.

 

William Thurow, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,200.

 

William Thurow, lots 5, 6, 7, 8, and part of lot 2, block 18, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

 

Block 19, Original Village of Yorkville
Courthouse Square

 

The first house built in Yorkville was built by Mr. Earl Adams in 1833. The Adams home was a log house in block 19, where the courthouse was built. It is said that the home was located approximately where the north steps of the courthouse are.

 

Lot 1

 

Lot 1: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 1: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 1: Anna Marie Duryea to Jacob P. & Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1861, $1,000.

Lot 1: H. J. Howland & wife to Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 5, 1862, $460.

Lot 1: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1862.

 

Lot 2

 

Lot 2: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 2: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville,, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 2: Anna Marie Duryea to Jacob P. & Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1861, $1,000.

Lot 2: H. J. Howland & wife to Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 5, 1862, $460.

Lot 2: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1862.

 

Lot 3

 

Lot 3: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 3: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 3: Anna Marie Duryea to Jacob P. & Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1861, $1,000.

Lot 3: H. J. Howland & wife to Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 5, 1862, $460.

Lot 3: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1862.

 

Lot 4

 

Lot 4: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville,, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 4: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 4: Anna Marie Duryea to Jacob P. & Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1861, $1,000.

Lot 4: H. J. Howland & wife to Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 5, 1862, $460.

Lot 4: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1862.

 

Lot 5

 

Lot 5: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 5: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 5: Anna Marie Duryea to Jacob P. & Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1861, $1,000.

Lot 5: H. J. Howland & wife to Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 5, 1862, $460.

Lot 5: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1862.

 

Lot 6

 

Lot 6: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 6: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 6: Anna Marie Duryea to Jacob P. & Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1861, $1,000.

Lot 6: H. J. Howland & wife to Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 5, 1862, $460.

Lot 6: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1862.

 

Lot 7

 

Lot 7: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 7: Titus Howe & wife to William H. Clark, lot 7, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, April 11, 1861, $550.

 

Lot 8

 

Lot 8: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 8: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 8: Anna Marie Duryea to Jacob P. & Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1861, $1,000.

Lot 8: Anna Marie Duryea to Jacob P. & Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1861, $1,000.

Lot 8: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1862.

Lot 8: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1862.

 

 

Block 20, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Lot 1

 

Lot 1: Street address: 207 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 1: Edward W. Brewster to Robert Casler, lots 1 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 1: Robert Casler & wife to Elias A. Black, lots 1 and 8, block 20, and lot 4, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1855, $800.

Lot 1: Elias A. Black & wife to William Gallier, lot 1, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, June 30, 1859, $200.

Lot 1: Washington Thomas to Philena Cook, lot 1, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1, 1868, $500.

Lot 1: Andrew Welch & wife to Julius A. Freeman, 1, 2, 7, and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 12, 1889, $4,000.

Lot 1: Julius A. Freeman and wife to Fred Johnson, lots 1, 2, 7, and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, June 12, 1891, $2,500.

Lot 1: Master in Chancery, to Byron A. Cotton, lots 1 and 2, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1903, $100.

Lot 1: Fred Johnson to William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1920, $3,500.

Lot 8: Heirs of William Gallier, deceased, to Washington Thomas, quit claim deed, lots 1 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1925.

 

Fred Johnson, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,350.

 

William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 1: In 1870 there was a house on this lot on the northeast corner of West Ridge and South State Streets.

 

Lot 2

 

Lot 2: Street address: 207 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 2: George P. Haag to Peter Jones lots 2 and 7, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, September 8, 1847, $240.

Lot 2: Solomon Heustis to Henry Riddell, lots 2 and 7, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1856, $200.

Lot 2: Jonas F. Davis to John Guy Vasser, lot 2, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 23, 1864, $200.

Note: The above entry does not look correct.

Lot 2: Henry Riddell to Elizabeth Riddell, lots 2 and 7, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1875.

Lot 2: Henry Riddell to Elizabeth Riddell, lots 2 and 7, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1875.

Lot 2: Andrew Welch & wife to Julius A. Freeman, 1, 2, 7, and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 12, 1889, $4,000.

Lot 2: Julius A. Freeman and wife to Fred Johnson, lots 1, 2, 7, and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, June 12, 1891, $2,500.

Lot 2: Fred Johnson to William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1920, $3,500.

 

Fred Johnson, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,350.

 

William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 2: In 1870 there was a house on this lot facing West Ridge Street.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 407 South Main Street.

Legal description: lots 3 and 4, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville.

House is located on lot four, west of the old courthouse, on the northwest corner of South Main and Ridge Streets.

 

Lot 3: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 3: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 3: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville, April 17, 1857, $400.

Lot 3: Anna Maria Duryea to (Dr.) Blexton Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, August 25, 1859, $400.

Lot 3: Adeline E. Harris to Edwin M. Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1908.

Lot 3: Edwin M. Harris to Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1910, $2,250.

 

Blexton Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $310.

 

Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $950.

 

Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,900.

 

Lot 3: Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 407 South Main Street.

Legal description: lots 3 and 4, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville.

House is located on lot four, west of the old courthouse, on the northwest corner of South Main and Ridge Streets.

 

Lot 4: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville,, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 4: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 4: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville, April 17, 1857, $400.

Lot 4: Lot 3: Anna Maria Duryea to (Dr.) Blexton Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, August 25, 1859, $400.

Lot 4: Adeline E. Harris to Edwin M. Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1908.

Lot 4: Edwin M. Harris to Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1910, $2,250.

 

Lot 4: In 1870 a house was located on this lot, on the northwest corner of Main and West Ridge Streets. The house faced on South Main Street and was near the center of the block or approximately half way between Madison and West Ridge Streets. Dr. Blexton Harris built a home on lot four one of the three lots he purchased in 1859, lots 3, 4, or 5. In 1870, lot three was vacant; lot 5 had a building to the rear of the lot. Dr. Harris’ home was built on lot 4 across the street from the courthouse on the northwest corner of Main and West Ridge Streets.

In September 1903, the William Friedberg family moved from Dr. Harris’ home near the courthouse to the Mason home on the south end of South Main Street, which had been recently purchased by Oscar Moulton.87

“H. H. Moore, the well-man, will occupy the Dr. Harris house on the corner of Main and West Ridge Streets, south side, opposite the courthouse.”88

Dr. R. Frank Hoadley has moved to the home on the south side he recently purchased from the Harris Estate, Joe Smith of Plattville has moved into the house Dr. Hoadley has vacated.”89

 

Blexton Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $310.

 

Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $950.

 

Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,900.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 403 South Main Street.

Legal description: lot 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 5: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 5: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 5: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville, April 17, 1857, $400.

Lot 5: Lot 3: Anna Maria Duryea to (Dr.) Blexton Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, August 25, 1859, $400.

Lot 5: Adeline E. Harris to Edwin M. Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, April 6, 1908.

Lot 5: Edwin M. Harris to Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1910, $2,250.

 

Blexton Harris, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $310.

 

Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $950.

 

Roy F. Hoadley, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,900.

 

Lot 6

 

Street Address: 401 South Main Street 401 South Main 401 South Main St., Yorkville, IL
Licensing: Copyright © Elmer Dickson
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Legal description: lot 6, block 20 Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Edward W. Brewster to William B. Smith, lot 6, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, October 4, 1843.

Lot 6: William B. Smith to James S. Cornell, lot 6, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, November 14, 1848.

Lot 6: James S. Cornell to Mary H. Casler, lot 6, block 20 Original Village of Yorkville,, April 28, 1851.

Lot 6: John Casler to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 6, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1856, $400.

Lot 6: Daniel G. Johnson to Jacob P. Black, lot 6, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, November 20, 1857, $300.

Lot 6: George M. Hollenback, Administrator, Jacob P. Black estate, to William Remmers, Administrator’s deed lot 6, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, January 14, 1886.

 

Lot 6: Lot is on the southwest corner of Madison and South Main Streets. In 1870 a story and a half cottage was on this lot. In the early days of Kendall County, the building was the sheriff’s residence and county jail. Prisoners were kept in the half-story above the residence, which in those days was a single room. It was here that Kendall County’s first murder, Ansel Ryder, jumped from one of the north windows, breaking a leg in an attempt to escape. In the early days of Yorkville the house was owned by Jacob P. Black. William Remmers purchased the house from the Black Estate. In 1914, the house was occupied by Mrs. William Remmers, Elizabeth (Habel) Remmers. The original building has been removed and the lot is currently vacant.

 

Mrs. Jorgensen has purchased the Remmers cottage west of the courthouse and the Jorgensens will make their home there.90

 

William Remmers, lot 6, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $140.

 

William Remmers Estate, lot 6, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $350.

 

John L. Remmers, lot 6, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $720.

 

Lot 7

 

Street Address: 208 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 7 & 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 7: George P. Haag to Peter Jones lots 2 and 7, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, September 8, 1847, $240.

Lot 7: Solomon Heustis to Henry Riddell, lots 2 and 7, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, December 19, 1856, $200.

Lot 7: Henry Riddell to Elizabeth Riddell, lots 2 and 7, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1875.

Lot 7: Henry Riddell to Elizabeth Riddell, lots 2 and 7, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1875.

Lot 7: Andrew Welch & wife to Julius A. Freeman, 1, 2, 7, and 8, block 20 Original Village of Yorkville,, March 12, 1889, $4,000.

Lot 7: Julius A. Freeman and wife to Fred Johnson, lots 1, 2, 7, and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, June 12, 1891, $2,500.

Lot 7: Fred Johnson to William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1920, $3,500.

 

Fred Johnson, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,350.

 

William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 7: In 1870 a house was located on this lot facing Madison Street. See lot 8.

 

Lot 8

 

Street Address: 208 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 7 & 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 8: Edward W. Brewster to Robert Casler, lots 1 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1843.

Lot 8: Robert Casler & wife to Elias A. Black, lots 1 and 8, block 20, and lot 4, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1855, $800.

Lot 8: Elias A. Black to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, September 18, 1857, $100.

Lot 8: Daniel G. Johnson to William Gallier, lot 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, May 25, 1861, $150.

Lot 8: Washington Thomas & wife to Andrew Welch, lot 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 28, 1872, $100.

Lot 8: Andrew Welch & wife to Julius A. Freeman, 1, 2, 7, and 8, block 20 Original Village of Yorkville,, March 12, 1889, $4,000.

Lot 8: Julius A. Freeman and wife to Fred Johnson, lots 1, 2, 7, and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, June 12, 1891, $2,500.

Lot 8: Fred Johnson to William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1920, $3,500.

Lot 8: Heirs of William Gallier, deceased, to Washington Thomas, quit claim deed, lots 1 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1925.

 

Lot 8: In 1870 a house was located on this lot on the southeast corner of Madison and South State Streets, facing Madison Street. In 1874, Andrew Welch built a new home on lots 7 and 8, which he owned in block 20.

From the Kendall County Record, The house that has for nearly four years been used as the parsonage of the Yorkville Methodist Church belonged to Mr. Andrew Welch. That gentleman wishing to build a new house on the same lot sold the building to the church society for $500. On last Thursday, it was moved on its new location on lot 1, block 27, just to the rear of the church (207 West Madison Street), on the corner opposite the school house. It was moved by George Nichols, of Newark who did a safe, expeditions and cheap job. Mr. Nichols is the prince of house movers. Mr. Welch will put up a fine two-story residence on his lot. Mr. Seaton is doing the carpenter work.91

 

Fred Johnson, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,350.

 

William Kollmann, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 20, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Block 21, Original Village of Yorkville
Bordered by Madison, State, West Ridge and Adams Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: 307 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2 (except beginning in the southeast corner, west 34 feet, north 90 feet, east 33.94 feet, south 90 feet) & south 20 feet lot 7, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 1: Jacob P. & E. A. Black & wives to John K. LeBarron, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 10, 1859, $172.72.

Lot 1: John K. LeBarron & wife to Washington Thomas, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 14, 1863, $900.

Lot 1: Washington Thomas & wife to Harriet Gibbs, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1865, $1,100.

Lot 1: Harriet Gibbs to John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 11, 1874, $1,000.

Lot 1: Elias A. Black, et al, to Levi H. Dunbar, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, February 15, 1876, $425.

Lot 1: Samuel E. Williams to Roxana and Clara V. Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1910.

Lot 1: Heirs of Samuel Williams, deceased, to Clara Williams, lots 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1928.

 

Lot 1: In 1874, John Williams purchased lots 1, 2, 7 and 8 in block 21. In 1870 a house was straddling the lot 1 and 2 boundary line. In the fall of 1879 John Williams made a major addition to his home.92 Lot 1 is on the northeast corner of West Ridge and Adams Streets.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $450.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1900 T-A, increased $850.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1902 T-A, increased $40.

 

Clara and Roxanna Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Clara Williams, part of lot 2, and all of lots 1, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 307 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2 (except beginning in the southeast corner, west 34 feet, north 90 feet, east 33.94 feet, south 90 feet) & south 20 feet lot 7, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Miss Julia M. Williams purchased a strip of land from Miss Clara Williams and will erect a small cottage.93

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Connely and small son moved into the home of the late Julia Williams on Monday. Mr. Connely who has a position in the A & P store has been living in Sandwich, IL.94

 

Mr. and Mrs. Connely and son have moved from the home of the late Miss Julia Williams to the Orlo Foster bungalow on the north side.95

 

Lot 2: John K. LeBarron & wife to Washington Thomas, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 14, 1863, $900.

Lot 2: Harriet Gibbs to John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 11, 1874, $1,000.

Lot 2: Elias A. Black, et al, to Levi H. Dunbar, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, February 15, 1876, $425.

Lot 2: Samuel E. Williams to Roxana and Clara V. Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1910.

Lot 2: Heirs of Samuel Williams, deceased, to Clara Williams, lots 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1928.

Lot 2: Clara Williams, single, to Julia M. Williams, part of lot 2, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1928, $300.

 

Lot 2: In 1874, John Williams purchased lots 1, 2, 7 and 8 in block 21. In 1870 a house was straddling the lot 1 and 2 boundary line. In the fall of 1879 John Williams made a major addition to his home.96 Lot 1 faces on West Ridge Street

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $450.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1900 T-A, increased $850.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1902 T-A, increased $40.

 

Clara and Roxanna Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Julia M. Williams, part of lot 2, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1930 T-A, $340.

 

Clara Williams, part of lot 2, and all of lots 1, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Julia M. Williams, part of lot 2, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $400.

 

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 301 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lots 3 and 4, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 3: Thomas Judd to Susan Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 19, 1857, $100.

Lot 3: Anna Marie Duryea to John L. Lyon, lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 28, 1863.

Lot 3: John L. Lyon & wife to Washington Thomas, lot 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 23, 1863, $75.

Lot 3: Washington Thomas & wife to LeRoy J. Needham, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 13, 1872, $1,500.

Lot 3: Elias A. Black, et al, to Levi H. Dunbar, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, February 15, 1876, $425.

Lot 3: William Bailey & wife to Reuben W. Willett, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1, 1876, $1,025.

Lot 3: Reuben W. Willet & wife to Gottfried Haas, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1880, $1,000.

Lot 3: Louise Haas to John Cooper, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 8, 1881, $400.

Lot 3: Gottfried Haas by Administrator to John Cooper, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 8, 1881, $600.

Lot 3: John Cooper to James Harkness, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1893, $3,500.

Lot 3: James Harkness, by executors to Board of Council of the Bethesda English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Yorkville, Executor’s Deed, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, $3,100.

 

Lot 3: In 1870 there was an ell shaped building on lots 3 and 4, block 21. The building straddled the boundary line between blocks 3 and 4. Lot 4 is on the northwest corner of State and West Ridge Streets.

 

Lot 3: It appears that Washington Thomas built the house on lots 3 and 4, block 21 sometime between May 12, 1866 and 1870.

 

Lot 3: LeRoy J. Needham has purchased the Thomas residence on the hill west of the courthouse.97

 

Lot 3: The barn on the property purchased by the Bethesda English Lutheran Church has been torn down, preparatory to the erection of the new church sometime in the future.98

 

Lot 3: Several of the men of the Lutheran Church have been pouring the concrete for the garage foundation on the church property on West Ridge Street.99

 

Lot 3: John Mason has the contract for the building of a garage at the Yorkville Lutheran parsonage. The structure is nearly finished.100

 

Lot 3: The men of the Bethesda Lutheran Church excavated for the basement of the contemplated church building on the church property one block west of the courthouse. The plan calls for a structure 28 by 60 feet.101

 

Lot 3: Work was begun last wee on the basement walls for the new Bethesda English Lutheran Church on State Street on the south side.102

 

James Harkness, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Parsonage) lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,300.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Parsonage) lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 301 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lots 3 and 4, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 4: Edward W. Brewster, John J. Thurber, lot 4, block 21, August 30, 1843.

Lot 4: John J. Thurber to Robert Casler, lot 4, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, December 4, 1845, $100.

Lot 4: Robert Casler & wife to Elias A. Black, lots 1 and 8, block 20, and lot 4, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 2, 1855, $800.

Lot 4: Elias A. Black & wife to Washington Thomas, lot 4, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 30, 1869, $600.

Lot 4: Hester Thurber, et al, to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 4, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville, and lot 1, block 16, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, May 12, 1866, $115.

Lot 4: Washington Thomas & wife to LeRoy J. Needham, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 13, 1872, $1,500.

Lot 4: William Bailey & wife to Reuben W. Willett, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1, 1876, $1,025.

Lot 4: Reuben W. Willet & wife to Gottfried Haas, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1880, $1,000.

Lot 4: Louise Haas to John Cooper, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 8, 1881, $400.

Lot 4: Gottfried Haas by Administrator to John Cooper, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 8, 1881, $600.

Lot 4: John Cooper to James Harkness, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1893, $3,500.

Lot 4: James Harkness, by executors to Board of Council of the Bethesda English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Yorkville, Executor’s Deed, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, $3,100.

 

 

Lot 4: Daniel G. Johnson to Washington Thomas, lot 4, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1893. (Check this entry. It does not seem to be correct.)

 

Lot 4: In 1870 there was an ell shaped building on lots 3 and 4, block 21. The building straddled the boundary line between blocks 3 and 4. Lot 4 is on the northwest corner of State and West Ridge Streets.

 

Lot 4: It appears that Washington Thomas built the house on lots 3 and 4, block 21 sometime between May 12, 1866 and 1870.

 

Lot 4: Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Sherman and family moved into the Harkness home on West Ridge Street.103

 

Lot 4: The barn on the property purchased by the Bethesda English Lutheran Church has been torn down, preparatory to the erection of the new church sometime in the future. 104

 

Lot 4: Several of the men of the Lutheran Church have been pouring the concrete for the garage foundation on the church property on West Ridge Street.105

 

Lot 4: John Mason has the contract for the building of a garage at the Yorkville Lutheran parsonage. The structure is nearly finished.106

 

James Harkness, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Parsonage) lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,300.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Parsonage) lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 302 West Madison Street.

Legal description: north 80 feet of lots 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 5: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Washington Thomas, lots 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 10, 1859, $135.

Lot 5: Washington Thomas & wife to LeRoy J. Needham, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 13, 1872, $1,500.

Lot 5: William Bailey & wife to Reuben W. Willett, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1, 1876, $1,025.

Lot 5: Reuben W. Willet & wife to Gottfried Haas, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1880, $1,000.

Lot 5: Louise Haas to John Cooper, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 8, 1881, $400.

Lot 5: Gottfried Haas by Administrator to John Cooper, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 8, 1881, $600.

Lot 5: John Cooper to James Harkness, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1893, $3,500.

Lot 5: James Harkness, by executors to Board of Council of the Bethesda English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Yorkville, Executor’s Deed, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, $3,100.

 

James Harkness, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Parsonage) lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,300.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Parsonage) lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

Lot 5: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 302 West Madison Street.

Legal description: north 80 feet of lots 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Washington Thomas, lots 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 10, 1859, $135.

Lot 6: Washington Thomas & wife to LeRoy J. Needham, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 13, 1872, $1,500.

Lot 6: William Bailey & wife to Reuben W. Willett, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1, 1876, $1,025.

Lot 6: Reuben W. Willet & wife to Gottfried Haas, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 6, 1880, $1,000.

Lot 6: Louise Haas to John Cooper, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 8, 1881, $400.

Lot 6: Gottfried Haas by Administrator to John Cooper, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, October 8, 1881, $600.

Lot 6: John Cooper to James Harkness, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1893, $3,500.

Lot 6: James Harkness, by executors to Board of Council of the Bethesda English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Yorkville, Executor’s Deed, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, $3,100.

 

James Harkness, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Parsonage) lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,300.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Parsonage) lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,100.

 

Lot 6: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 7

 

Street address: 307 West Ridge Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2 (except beginning in the southeast corner, west 34 feet, north 90 feet, east 33.94 feet, south 90 feet) & south 20 feet lot 7, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 306 West Madison Street.

Legal description: north 30 feet of lot 7 and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 7: John K. LeBarron & wife to Washington Thomas, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 14, 1863, $900.

Lot 7: Harriet Gibbs to John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 11, 1874, $1,000.

Lot 7: Samuel E. Williams to Roxana and Clara V. Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1910.

Lot 7: Heirs of Samuel Williams, deceased, to Clara Williams, lots 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1928.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $450.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1900 T-A, increased $850.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1902 T-A, increased $40.

 

Clara and Roxanna Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Clara Williams, part of lot 2, and all of lots 1, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 7: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

(Note legal description does not agree with current lot numbering. It appears that lot numbers are reversed for lots 7 and 8.)

 

Lot 8

 

Street address: 306 West Madison Street.

Legal description: north 30 feet of lot 7 and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 8: Susan Duryea to Anna Marie Duryea, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 19; lots 3, 4 and 5, block 20; and lot 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, June 11, 1853, $400.

Lot 8: John K. LeBarron & wife to Washington Thomas, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 14, 1863, $900.

Lot 8: Harriet Gibbs to John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, March 11, 1874, $1,000.

Lot 8: Samuel E. Williams to Roxana and Clara V. Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1910.

Lot 8: Heirs of Samuel Williams, deceased, to Clara Williams, lots 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1928.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $450.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1900 T-A, increased $850.

 

John Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1902 T-A, increased $40.

 

Clara and Roxanna Williams, lots 1, 2, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Clara Williams, part of lot 2, and all of lots 1, 7 and 8, block 21, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,700.

 

Lot 8: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

(Note legal description does not agree with current lot numbering. It appears that lot numbers are reversed for lots 7 and 8.)

 

Block 22, Original Village of Yorkville
Southwest corner of Madison and Adams Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: 405 West Ridge Street.

Legal description lots 1 and 2-1, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 1: Jacob P. Black & wife to Thomas T. Britton, lots 1 and 2, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, July 22, 1863, $100.

Lot 1: Thomas T. Britton & wife to Hannah Olmstead, lots 1 and 2, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, February 3, 1865, $200.

Lot 1: Hannah and Willis A. Olmstead to Abram Dobson, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, January 21, 1871, $1,000.

Lot 1: Hannah Olmstead to Abram Dobson, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 28, 1871, $1,000.

Lot 1: Abram Dobson & wife to Orris W. Grant, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, September 15, 1875, $1,500.

Lot 1: Heirs of James S. Cornell to Christian Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1902, $150.

Lot 1: Christian Merkel to George H. Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1919, $1,900.

 

James S. Cornell, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $420.

 

George Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $900.

 

George Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,800.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 405 West Ridge Street.

Legal description lots 1 and 2-1, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 407 Adams Street.

Legal description: lots 2-2, 3 and 4, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 2: Jacob P. Black & wife to Thomas T. Britton, lots 1 and 2, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, July 22, 1863, $100.

Lot 2: Thomas T. Britton & wife to Hannah Olmstead, lots 1 and 2, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, February 3, 1865, $200.

Lot 2: Hannah and Willis A. Olmstead to Abram Dobson, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, January 21, 1871, $1,000.

Lot 2: Hannah Olmstead to Abram Dobson, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 28, 1871, $1,000.

Lot 2: Abram Dobson & wife to Orris W. Grant, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, September 15, 1875, $1,500.

Lot 2: Heirs of James S. Cornell to Christian Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, October 1902, $150. Original Village of Yorkville,

Lot 2: Christian Merkel to George H. Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1919, $1,900.

 

James S. Cornell, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $420.

 

George Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $900.

 

George Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,800.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 407 Adams Street.

Legal description: lots 2-2, 3 and 4, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 3: Jacob P. Black & wife to Hannah Olmstead, lots 3 and 4, block 22 Original Village of Yorkville,, April 7, 1868, $281.

Lot 3: Hannah and Willis A. Olmstead to Abram Dobson, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, January 21, 1871, $1,000.

Lot 3: Hannah Olmstead to Abram Dobson, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 28, 1871, $1,000.

Lot 3: Abram Dobson & wife to Orris W. Grant, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, Original Village of Yorkville, September 15, 1875, $1,500.

Lot 3: Milton E. Cornell to George M. Hollenback, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1892, $150.

Lot 3: George M. Hollenback to Milton E. Cornell, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1892, $150.

Lot 3: Heirs of James S. Cornell to Christian Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1902, $150.

Lot 3: Christian Merkel to George H. Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1919, $1,900.

 

James S. Cornell, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $420.

 

George Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $900.

 

George Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,800.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 407 Adams Street.

Legal description: lots 2-2, 3 and 4, block 21 Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 4: Jacob P. Black & wife to Hannah Olmstead, lots 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, April 7, 1868, $281.

Lot 4: Hannah and Willis A. Olmstead to Abram Dobson, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Original Village of Yorkville, block 22, January 21, 1871, $1,000.

Lot 4: Hannah Olmstead to Abram Dobson, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 28, 1871, $1,000.

Lot 4: Abram Dobson & wife to Orris W. Grant, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, September 15, 1875, $1,500.

Lot 4: Milton E. Cornell to George M. Hollenback, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1892, $150.

Lot 4: George M. Hollenback to Milton E. Cornell, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1892, $150.

Lot 4: Heirs of James S. Cornell to Christian Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1902, $150.

Lot 4: Christian Merkel to George H. Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1919, $1,900.

 

James S. Cornell, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $420.

 

George Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $900.

 

George Merkel, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,800.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 401 Adams Street.

Legal description: lots 5, 6, and 7-2, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 5: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to James Springer, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 7, 1865, $500.

Lot 5: Sophia Burton & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and the east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville; and lot 4, block 16, July 3, 1888, $250.

Lot 5: Mary J. Littlewood to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville; and lot 4, block 16, November 19, 1888.

Lot 5: Izillah Dunbar & husband (Edwin J. Dunbar), to Randall Cassem, lot 4, block 16, and lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1888, $275.

Lot 5: Ann Greenfield & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, March 23, 1889, $125.

Lot 5: Emma Evarts & husband to Lew “Wallace” Mason, north half of east half of lot 5 and 6 and lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville,, March 22, 1892, $2,400.

Lot 5: Milton E. Cornell to George M. Hollenback, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1892, $150.

Lot 5: George M. Hollenback to Milton E. Cornell, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1892, $150.

Lot 5: Richard M. Springer to Maggie A. Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half part of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1912.

Lot 5: James Springer to Maggie A. Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1912.

Lot 5: Maggie A. Cassem, widow, to George H. Arundale, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1912.

Lot 5: George H. Arundale to John E. Reddock, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1913.

Lot 5: John E. Reddock to Richard W. Simpson, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, Yorkville, October 1915, $1,000.

 

The Darfler cottage on the south side is being remodeled from a summer to a winter home with the raising of the roof to two stories and the addition of a sun porch and furnace. 107

 

The Herman Behrens family moved in the Darfler home on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Darfler and Hazel have moved to Chicago.108

 

Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $260.

 

Jacob Darfler, lots 5 and 6, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $450.

 

Jacob Darfler, lots 5 and 6, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,000.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 401 Adams Street.

Legal description: lots 5, 6, and 7-2, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to James Springer, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 7, 1865, $500.

Lot 6: Sophia Burton & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville; and lot 4, block 16, July 3, 1888, $250.

Lot 6: Mary J. Littlewood to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville; and lot 4, block 16, November 19, 1888.

Lot 6: Izillah Dunbar & husband (Edwin J. Dunbar), to Randall Cassem, lot 4, block 16, and lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1888, $275.

Lot 6: Ann Greenfield & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, March 23, 1889, $125.

Lot 6: Emma Evarts & husband to Lew “Wallace” Mason, north half of east half of lot 5 and 6 and lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, March 22, 1892, $2,400.

Lot 6: Richard M. Springer to Maggie A. Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1912.

Lot 6: James Springer to Maggie A. Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1912.

Lot 6: Maggie A. Cassem, widow, to George H. Arundale, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1912.

Lot 6: George H. Arundale to John E. Reddock, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1913.

Lot 6: John E. Reddock to Richard W. Simpson, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915, $1,000.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $260.

 

Jacob Darfler, lots 5 and 6, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $450.

 

Jacob Darfler, lots 5 and 6, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,000.

 

Lot 7

 

Street address: 401 Adams Street.

Legal description: lots 5, 6, and 7-2, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 406 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lot 7 (except east 3 feet) and the east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 410 West Madison Street.

Legal description: west half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville and east 55 feet of lot 1, block 17, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville.

Original house constructed circa 1868.

 

Lot 7: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to James Springer, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, August 7, 1865, $500.

Lot 7: Sophia Burton & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22; and lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, July 3, 1888, $250.

Lot 7: Mary J. Littlewood to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half lot 8, block 22; and lot 4, block 16, Original Village of Yorkville, November 19, 1888.

Lot 7: Ann Greenfield & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, March 23, 1889, $125.

Lot 7: Izillah Dunbar & husband (Edwin J. Dunbar), to Randall Cassem, lot 4, block 16; and lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1888, $275.

Lot 7: Richard M. Springer to Maggie A. Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1912.

Lot 7: James Springer to Maggie A. Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1912.

Lot 7: Maggie A. Cassem, widow, to George H. Arundale, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1912.

Lot 7: George H. Arundale to John E. Reddock, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1913.

Lot 7: John E. Reddock to Richard W. Simpson, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915, $1,000.

Lot 7: Title chain broken.

Lot 7: Ralph M. Burkhart, bachelor to L. K. Devereaux, east half lots 7 and 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1927.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $260.

 

L. K. Devereaux, lot 7 and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $90.

 

L. K. Devereaux, lot 7 and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $200.

 

Lot 8

 

Street address: 406 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lot 7 (except east 3 feet) and the east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 410 West Madison Street.

Legal description: west half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville and east 55 feet of lot 1, block 17, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville.

Original house constructed circa 1868.

 

Lot 8: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Engle Maria S. Muehlke, west half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville; lots 1 and 2, block 17, Blacks Addition to Yorkville, November 9, 1864, $350.

Lot 8: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to James Springer, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half lot 8, block 22 Original Village of Yorkville, August 7, 1865, $500.

Lot 8: Engle Maria S. Muehlke to James Springer, west half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, and east 50 feet of lot 1, block 17, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, November 14, 1867, $375.

Lot 8: James Springer & wife to James B. Littlewood, west half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, and 50 feet off of lot 1, block 7, Blacks Addition to Yorkville, July 28, 1868, $1,400.

Lot 8: James B. Littlewood & wife to James Springer, Jr. west half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, January 17, 1871, $1,500.

Lot 8: James Springer, Jr. & wife to Mary J. Littlewood, west half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, December 18, 1879.

Lot 8: James B. Littlewood & wife to Samuel Arundale, west half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville; and east 50 feet of lot 1, block 17, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, November 3, 1884, $1,000.

Lot 8: Sophia Burton & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and the east half of lot 8, block 22 Original Village of Yorkville; and lot 4, block 16, July 3, 1888, $250.

Lot 8: Mary J. Littlewood to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half lot 8, block 22 Original Village of Yorkville; and lot 4, block 16, November 19, 1888.

Lot 8: Izillah Dunbar & husband (Edwin J. Dunbar), to Randall Cassem, lot 4, block 16, and lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22 Original Village of Yorkville, November 26, 1888, $275.

Lot 8: Ann Greenfield & husband to Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, March 23, 1889, $125.

Lot 8: Emma Evarts & husband to Lew “Wallace” Mason, north half of east half of lot 5 and 6 and lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, March 22, 1892, $2,400.

Lot 8: Master in Chancery to Morgan A. Skinner, west half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville and east 50 feet of lot 1, block 17, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, March 1894, $400.

Lot 8: Heirs of Morgan A. Skinner to William E. Morrison, west half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville and east 50 feet of lot 1, block 17, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, June 1910.

Lot 8: William E. Morrison to Eugene A. Manley, west half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville; and east 50 feet of lot 1, block 17, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, August 1910.

Lot 8: Richard M. Springer to Maggie A. Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1912.

Lot 8: James Springer to Maggie A. Cassem, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1912.

Lot 8: Maggie A. Cassem, widow, to George H. Arundale, lots 5, 6 and 7, and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1912.

Lot 8: George H. Arundale to John E. Reddock, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1913.

Lot 8: Eugene A. Manley to Joseph O. Eccles, east 50 feet off of lot 1, block 17 Black’s First Addition to Yorkville; and west half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1915, $700.

Lot 8: John E. Reddock to Richard W. Simpson, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1915, $1,000.

Lot 8: Title chain broken.

Lot 8: Ralph M. Burkhart, bachelor to L. K. Devereaux, east half lots 7 and 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1927.

 

Lot 8: George Eccles has been seriously ill at his home on Madison Street.

 

Randall Cassem, lots 5, 6, 7 and east half of lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $260.

 

Morgan A. Skinner, west half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Joseph O. Eccles, west half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $40.

 

Joseph O. Eccles, west half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $80.

 

L. K. Devereaux, lot 7 and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $90.

 

L. K. Devereaux, lot 7 and east half lot 8, block 22, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $200.

 

 

Block 25, Original Village of Yorkville
Southwest corner of Van Emon and Adams Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: 405 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 1: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Thomas T. Britton, lot 2, block 16, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, and lot 1, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, August 13, 1864, $350.

Lot 1: James W. Lee & wife to Richard M. Springer, lot 1, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville; and lot 2, block 16, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, September 22, 1868, $1,000.

Lot 1: Richard M. Springer to James Springer, lot 2, block 16, and lot 1, block 25 Original Village of Yorkville, June 12, 1869, $1,000.

Lot 1: James Springer & wife to Ella Springer, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 12, 1877, $1,000.

Lot 1: Della Hennis & husband to Lydia Kelley, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 24, 1888, $200.

Lot 1: Lydia Kelly to Melissa H. Shaw, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1892, $350.

Lot 1: Melissa H. Shaw, single, to Fred Shaw, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 11, 1895, $2,500.

Lot 1: Thomas T. Britton to James W. Lee, lot 1, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville; lot 2, block 16 Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, April 1896, $800.

Lot 1: Fred Shaw by Master in Chancery to Frank Fasmer, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, June 15, 1900.

Lot 1: Melissa H. Shaw, single by Master in Chancery to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1, 1901.

Lot 1: Master in Chancery to Byron A. Cotton, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1902.

Lot 1: Maggie A. Cassem to Louise A. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 4, 1911, $1,880.

 

Fred Shaw, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $70.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,100.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,200.

 

Lot 1: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 405 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 2: Jacob P. Black, et al to Orlow O. Wellman & wife, lots 2 and 7, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, September 29, 1868.

Lot 2: Orlow O. & Angeline F. Wellman to James Springer, lots 2 and 7 block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 18, 1869, $400.

Lot 2: James & Catherine Springer to Ella Springer, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 12, 1877.

Lot 2: Ella Hennis & husband to Lydia Kelley, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 24, 1888, $200.

Lot 2: Lydia Kelly to Melissa Shaw, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1892, $350.

Lot 2: Melissa H. Shaw, single, to Fred Shaw, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 11, 1895, $2,500.

Lot 2: Fred Shaw by Master in Chancery to Frank Fasmer, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, June 15, 1900.

Lot 2: Melissa H. Shaw, single by Master in Chancery to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1, 1901.

Lot 2: Master in Chancery to Byron A. Cotton, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1902.

Lot 2: Maggie A. Cassem to Louise A. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 4, 1911, $1,880.

 

Fred Shaw, lots 1 and 2, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $70.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,100.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,200.

 

Lot 2: In 1870 there was a house on lot 2, facing Madison Street between Adams and Morgan Streets.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 401 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 3 and 4, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 3: Elias A. & Eliza B. Black to Jacob P. Block, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1861.

Lot 3: Jacob P. & Louisa Black to Eliza A. and Clarissa L. Smith, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 4, 1865, $500.

Lot 3: Clarissa L. Smith to Erastus Smith, Jr., undivided half of lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 9, 1867, $800.

Lot 3: Erastus Smith, Jr. & wife to John L. Lyon, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, April 13, 1870, $1,200.

Lot 3: John L. Lyon & wife to Hiram J. Worsley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1881, $1,250.

Lot 3: John L. & Sarah E. Lyon to Hiram J. Worsley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1882.

Lot 3: Hiram J. Worsley & wife to Thomas Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1883, $1,500.

Lot 3: Thomas Shaw & wife to Melissa H. Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 8, 1884, $1,500.

Lot 3: Melissa H. Shaw, single to Fred Shaw, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 11, 1895, $2,500.

Lot 3: Melissa H. Shaw, single by Master in Chancery to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1, 1901.

Lot 3: Maggie A. Cassem to Louise A. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 4, 1911, $1,880.

 

Fred Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,100.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,200.

 

Lot 3: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 401 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 3 and 4, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 4: Elias A. & Eliza B. Black to Jacob P. Block, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1861.

Lot 4: Jacob P. & Louisa Black to Eliza A. and Clarissa L. Smith, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 4, 1865, $500.

Lot 4: Clarissa L. Smith to Erastus Smith, Jr., undivided half of lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 9, 1867, $800.

Lot 4: Erastus Smith, Jr. & wife to John L. Lyon, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, April 13, 1870, $1,200.

Lot 4: John L. & Sarah E. Lyon to Hiram J. Worsley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1882.

Lot 4: Hiram J. Worsley & wife to Thomas Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1883, $1,500.

Lot 4: Thomas Shaw & wife to Melissa H. Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 8, 1884, $1,500.

Lot 4: Melissa H. Shaw, single to Fred Shaw, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Original Village of Yorkville, January 11, 1895, $2,500.

Lot 4: Melissa H. Shaw, single by Master in Chancery to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1, 1901.

Lot 4: Master in Chancery to George Mewhirter, lot 4, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1902.

Lot 4: Maggie A. Cassem to Louise A. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 4, 1911, $1,880.

 

Fred Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,100.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,200.

 

Lot 4: In 1870 there was a house straddling lots 4 and 5, facing Adams Street between Van Emon and Madison Streets.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 301 Adams Street.

Legal description: lots 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 5: Elias A. & Eliza B. Black to Jacob P. Block, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1861.

Lot 5: Jacob P. & Louisa Black to Eliza A. and Clarissa L. Smith, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 4, 1865, $500.

Lot 5: Clarissa L. Smith to Erastus Smith, Jr., undivided half of lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 9, 1867, $800.

Lot 5: Erastus Smith, Jr. & wife to John L. Lyon, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, April 13, 1870, $1,200.

Lot 5: John L. & Sarah E. Lyon to Hiram J. Worsley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1882.

Lot 5: Hiram J. Worsley & wife to Thomas Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1883, $1,500.

Lot 5: Thomas Shaw & wife to Melissa H. Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 8, 1884, $1,500.

Lot 5: Melissa H. Shaw, single to Fred Shaw, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Original Village of Yorkville, January 11, 1895, $2,500.

Lot 5: Melissa H. Shaw, single by Master in Chancery to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1, 1901.

Lot 5: Maggie A. Cassem to Louise A. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 4, 1911, $1,880.

 

Fred Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,100.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,200.

 

Lot 5: In 1870 there was a house straddling lots 4 and 5, facing Adams Street between Van Emon and Madison Streets.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 301 Adams Street.

Legal description: lots 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Elias A. & Eliza B. Black to Jacob P. Block, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1861.

Lot 6: Jacob P. & Louisa Black to Eliza A. and Clarissa L. Smith, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 4, 1865, $500.

Lot 6: Clarissa L. Smith to Erastus Smith, Jr., undivided half of lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 9, 1867, $800.

Lot 6: Erastus Smith, Jr. & wife to John L. Lyon, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, April 13, 1870, $1,200.

Lot 6: John L. & Sarah E. Lyon to Hiram J. Worsley, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, January 3, 1882.

Lot 6: Hiram J. Worsley & wife to Thomas Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 13, 1883, $1,500.

Lot 6: Thomas Shaw & wife to Melissa H. Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 8, 1884, $1,500.

Lot 6: Melissa H. Shaw, single to Fred Shaw, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Original Village of Yorkville, January 11, 1895, $2,500.

Lot 6: Melissa H. Shaw, single by Master in Chancery to Randall Cassem, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1, 1901.

Lot 6: Maggie A. Cassem to Louise A. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1911, $1,880.

 

Fred Shaw, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,100.

 

Maude L. Fisher, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,200.

 

Lot 6: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 7

 

Street address: 404 West Van Emmon Road.

Legal description: lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

Mrs. Izillah Dunbar has sold her home on West Van Emmon Street to Morrison A. Gardner, who expects to take possession about the first of May. Mrs. Dunbar has for some time, been making her home with the Jacob Zeiter family.109

 

 

In December 1934, Morrison A. Gardner opened a print shop in his home. He announced that he would be ready to do printing in his shop, located in its temporary quarters at his home in Yorkville, two blocks west of the courthouse, beginning Thursday, December 13, 1934.110

 

Lot 7: Lot 2: Orlie O. Wellman & wife to James Springer, lots 2 and 7 block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 18, 1869, $400.

Lot 7: George M. Hollenback, Master of Chancery, to Izilla Dunbar, Master’s deed, lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, February 22, 1888.

Lot 7: Izilla Dunbar to Morrison A. Gardner, lot 1, block 16, Black’s First Addition to Village of Yorkville, and lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1927, $1,000.

Lot 7: Morrison A. & Hilda M. Gardner to Anna L. Harris, lots 7 and 8, block 25,

Original Village of Yorkville, and lot 1, block 16, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, May 5, 1937.

 

 

Izilla Dunbar, lot 7, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $75.

 

Izilla Dunbar, lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $250.

 

Morrison A. Gardner, lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $500.

 

 

Lot 8

 

Street address: 404 West Van Emmon Road.

Legal description: lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

Mrs. Izillah Dunbar has sold her home on West Van Emmon Street to Morrison A. Gardner, who expects to take possession about the first of May. Mrs. Dunbar has for some time, been making her home with the Jacob Zeiter family.111

 

Lot 8: Jacob P. Black, et al, to James Springer, lot 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, December 16, 1874, $80.

Lot 8: George M. Hollenback, Master of Chancery, to Izilla Dunbar, Master’s deed, lots 7 and 8, block 25 Original Village of Yorkville, February 22, 1888.

Lot 8: Izilla Dunbar to Morrison A. Gardner, lot 1, block 16, Black’s First Addition to Village of Yorkville, and lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1927, $1,000.

Lot 8: Morrison A. & Hilda M. Gardner to Anna L. Harris, lots 7 and 8, block 25,

Original Village of Yorkville, and lot 1, block 16, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, May 5, 1937.

 

Izilla Dunbar, lot 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Izilla Dunbar, lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $250.

 

Morrison A. Gardner, lots 7 and 8, block 25, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $500.

 

Block 26, Original Village of Yorkville
Southeast corner of Van Emon and Adams Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Street address: 307 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

In 1854 a two-story frame building was built on the northeast corner of Madison and Adams Streets, in the center of lots 1 and 2, block 26, which was the Yorkville grade school. When the new consolidated school building was built west of the Congregational Church on the north side of the river the building was closed and stood empty for a number of years. On June 2, 1889 the building burned to the ground.

 

Lot 1: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black to Trustees Bristol Township, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, March 20, 1858, $100.

 

Lot 2

 

Street address: 307 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 1 and 2, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

In 1854 a two-story frame building was built on the northeast corner of Madison and Adams Streets, in the center of lots 1 and 2, block 26, which was the Yorkville grade school. When the new consolidated school building was built west of the Congregational Church on the north side of the river the building was closed and stood empty for a number of years. On June 2, 1889 the building burned to the ground.

 

Lot 2: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black to Trustees Bristol Township, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, March 20, 1858, $100.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 301 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 3 and 4, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

Lot 3: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black to Trustees Bristol Township, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, March 20, 1858, $100.

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 301 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 3 and 4, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

Lot 4: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black to Trustees Bristol Township, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, March 20, 1858, $100.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 303 South State Street.

Legal description: lots 5 and 6, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville.

Lot is on the southwest corner of South State Street and West Van Emmon Road.

 

In 1870 there was a small building on lot 5, block 26 facing South State Street. This house or barn apparently was built by David Krouse sometime between October 1863 and November 1870.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Walters and family from Glen Ellyn have moved into the house formerly owned by Mrs. Ethel McOwan on West Van Emmon Street (address is 303 South State Street.) Mr. Walters is the owner of the Kendall County Abstract Company.112

 

Dr. and Mrs. Ivan Dickson plan to move soon to the Dena Erickson home on the south side.113

 

Lot 5: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to David Krouse, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, October 5, 1863, $800.

Lot 5: David Krouse & wife to Thomas T. Britton, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, November 8, 1870, $1,600.

Lot 5: Thomas Britton & wife to George W. Ernst, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 23, 1874, $1,600.

Lot 5: George W. Ernst & wife to Mary L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, April 8, 1885, $3,000.

Lot 5: Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1908.

Lot 5: Clara Adams to Kate L. Young, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1908, $2,800.

Lot 5: Richard N. Smith to Merchants National Investment Company, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1934.

Lot 5: Merchants National Investment Company to Dena J. Erickson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1935.

 

Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, 1901 T-A, decrease to $20.

 

Ethel McOwan, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1924 T-A., increased to $650.

 

Ethel McOwan, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Ethel McOwan Stiles, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,800.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 303 South State Street.

Legal description: lots 5 and 6, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to David Krouse, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, October 5, 1863, $800.

Lot 6: Lot 5: David Krouse & wife to Thomas T. Britton, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, November 8, 1870, $1,600.

Lot 6: Thomas Britton & wife to George W. Ernst, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 23, 1874, $1,600.

Lot 6: George W. Ernst & wife to Mary L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, April 8, 1885, $3,000.

Lot 6: Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville (sic block 26, Original Village of Yorkville), February 1908.

Lot 6: Clara Adams to Kate L. Young, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1908, $2,800.

Lot 6: Richard N. Smith to Merchants National Investment Company, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1934.

Lot 6: Merchants National Investment Company to Dena J. Erickson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1935.

 

Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, 1901 T-A, decrease to $20.

 

Ethel McOwan, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1924 T-A., increased to $650.

 

Ethel McOwan, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Ethel McOwan Stiles, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,800.

 

Lot 6: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 7

 

Lot 7: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to David Krouse, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, October 5, 1863, $800.

Lot 7: Lot 5: David Krouse & wife to Thomas T. Britton, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, November 8, 1870, $1,600.

Lot 7: Thomas Britton & wife to George W. Ernst, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 23, 1874, $1,600.

Lot 7: George W. Ernst & wife to Mary L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, April 8, 1885, $3,000.

Lot 7: Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1908.

Lot 7: Clara Adams to Kate L. Young, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1908, $2,800.

Lot 7: Richard N. Smith to Merchants National Investment Company, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1934.

Lot 7: Merchants National Investment Company to Dena J. Erickson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1935.

 

Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, 1901 T-A, decrease to $20.

 

Ethel McOwan, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1924 T-A., increased to $650.

 

Ethel McOwan, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Ethel McOwan Stiles, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,800.

 

Lot 7: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 8

 

Lot 8: In 1870 a large building was located on the southeast corner of block 26 facing Adams Street. From the above records it appears that David Krouse built a house on lot 8 sometime between October 1863 and November 1870.

 

Lot 8: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to David Krouse, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, October 5, 1863, $800.

Lot 8: Lot 5: David Krouse & wife to Thomas T. Britton, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, November 8, 1870, $1,600.

Lot 8: Thomas Britton & wife to George W. Ernst, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 23, 1874, $1,600.

Lot 8: George W. Ernst & wife to Mary L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, April 8, 1885, $3,000.

Lot 8: Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1908.

Lot 8: Clara Adams to Kate L. Young, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1908, $2,800.

Lot 8: Richard N. Smith to Merchants National Investment Company, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1934.

Lot 8: Merchants National Investment Company to Dena J. Erickson, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1935.

 

Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, 1899 T-A, $300.

 

Elvin L. Holbrook, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, 1901 T-A, decrease to $20.

 

Ethel McOwan, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1924 T-A., increased to $650.

 

Ethel McOwan, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,400.

 

Ethel McOwan Stiles, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 26, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,800.

 

Block 27, Original Village of Yorkville
Bordered by West Van Emon, South Main, West Madison and South State Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Street Address: 207 West Madison Street.

Legal Description: Lots 1-1 & 2-1, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 1: Trustees M. E. Church, Yorkville to Randall Cassem, 60 feet off of west end lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, November 7, 1890, $500.

Lot 1: Nels O. Cassem to Christian Habel, part lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1895, $500.

Lot 1: Christian Habel to Elizabeth Thanepohn, part lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1896, $650.

Lot 1: Trustees, Yorkville M. E. Church to Elizabeth Thanepohn, part lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1896.

Lot 1: Caroline Grate to Mary Kahle, half interest in 63 feet off of west end of lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1911, $400.

Lot 1: Mary Kahle to Clarence S. Williams, 63 feet of the west end of lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1920, $1,100.

 

Lot 1: Vacant lot in 1870. The house that has for nearly four years been used as the parsonage of the Yorkville Methodist Church belonged to Mr. Andrew Welch. That gentleman wishing to build a new house on the same lot sold the building to the church society for $500. On last Thursday, it was moved on its new location just to the rear of the church (lot 1-1 & 2-1, block 27), on the corner opposite the school house. It was moved by George Nichols, of Newark who did a safe, expeditions and cheap job. Mr. Nichols is the prince of house movers. Mr. Welch will put up a fine two-story residence on his lot. Mr. Seaton is doing the carpenter work.114

 

Lot 1: Mr. and Mrs. (Rudolph) Rabe will move to Yorkville about January 1, where they will make their home in the former Methodist parsonage, just back of the church, which they recently purchased.115

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Thanepohn, lot 1, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $80.

 

Rudolph Rabe, lot 1, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $300.

 

Rudolph Rabe, lot 1, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $700.

 

Lot 2

 

Street Address: 207 West Madison Street.

Legal Description: Lots 1-1 & 2-1, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 2: Trustees M. E. Church, Yorkville to Randall Cassem, 60 feet off of west end lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, November 7, 1890, $500.

Lot 2: Nels O. Cassem to Christian Habel, part lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1895, $500.

Lot 2: Christian Habel to Elizabeth Thanepohn, part lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1896, $650.

Lot 2: Trustees, Yorkville M. E. Church to Elizabeth Thanepohn, part lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1896.

Lot 2: Caroline Grate to Mary Kahle, half interest in 63 feet off of west end of lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1911, $400.

Lot 2: Mary Kahle to Clarence S. Williams, 63 feet of the west end of lots 1 and 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1920, $1,100.

Lot 2: Mary Bradley to Zada L. Owen, part of lot 2, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1922

 

Lot 2: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 3

 

Street address: 204 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 208 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: lots 3-1 and 4-1, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

Original house built by Elizabeth Bowne in 1898.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

In February 1898, Miss Elizabeth Bowne bought the west half of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

Lots 3 and 4 are on the southeast corner of West VanEmon Road and South State Streets. From the Kendall County Record, “Miss Bowne is having a neat cottage built south of her residence on West VanEmon Street near South State Street.”116

 

At one time the house was known as the “Fitzgerald house.”

 

“Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatcher have moved from the Fitzgerald house below the Methodist Church to the house on Washington Street next to George McHugh’s.”117

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corniels are building a new addition to their home on West Van Emmon Street.118

 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wright and family moved Thursday to the Charles Skinner home. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corniels will return to their home this week.119

 

Lot 3: Jacob P. and Elias A. Black & wives to Pharier L. Lyon, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, July 22, 1865, $125.

Lot 3: James W. Lyon & wife to Andrew P. Dixon, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, November 3, 1866, $150.

Lot 3: Andrew P. Dixon & wife to Charles Shibley, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, and east half of lots 5 and 6, block 21, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, April 27, 1872, $500.

Lot 3: Charles Shibley & wife to Daniel G. Johnson, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, Yorkville and 5 and 6, block 21, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, July 24, 1873, $500.

Lot 3: Daniel G. Johnson to Elizabeth Bowne, west half lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1898, $100.

Lot 3: Daniel G. Johnson to Elizabeth Bowne, east half of lots 3 and 4 and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1898, $150.

Lot 3: William H. Bowne to Alonzo Stansel, lot 5, block 5, Mason’s First Addition to Village of Yorkville to Yorkville; lots 3 and 4 and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27 Original Village of Yorkville, March 7, 1904, $3,200.

Lot 3: Alonzo Stansel to Warren L. Buckman, part of lots 3 and 4, block 27 Original Village of Yorkville, and lot 12, block 5, Mason’s First Addition to Village of Yorkville to Yorkville, August 1904.

Lot 3: Alonzo Stansel to Florence A. Buckman, east half lots 3 and 4, west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1904.

Lot 3: Warren S. Buckman to George Mewhirter, part of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1905.

Lot 3: Florence A. Buckman to Paul J. Scofield, part of lots 3 and 4; and the west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1905.

Lot 3: George Mewhirter to Clara I. Krueger, lots 3 and 4, except east 25 feet, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1918, $650.

Lot 3: Minnie Kahle to Henry Kahle, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4; and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1919.

Lot 3: Clara I. Krueger to Ewald Weber, lots 3 and 4, except east 25 feet, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1920, $1,000.

Lot 3: Henry Kahle to George H. Arundale, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1920, $1,800.

Lot 3: Ewald Weber to W. H. Bretthauer, part of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1920, $1,000.

Lot 3: George H. Arundale to Andrew Corneils, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1921, $2,500.

Lot 3: Andrew Corneils and wife Dorothea to Walter C. Corneils west half of lots 5 and 6, and east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1925, $2,300.

 

Elizabeth Bowne, lots 3 and 4 (sic west half?), block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, increased to $ 200.

 

Elizabeth Bowne, lots 3 and 4 (sic west half?), block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1900 T-A, increased to $ 400.

 

William H. Bretthauer, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $330.

 

William H. Bretthauer, west 75 feet lot 3 and all of lot 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $750.

 

Walter Corniels, east 25 feet lots 3 and 4; west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $430.

 

Walter Corniels, east 25 feet lots 3 and 4; west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $900.

 

 

Lot 4

 

Street address: 204 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 208 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: lots 3-1 and 4-1, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

In February 1898, Miss Elizabeth Bowne bought the west half of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville. Original house built by Elizabeth Bowne in 1898.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

Lots 3 and 4 are on the southeast corner of West VanEmon and South State Streets. From the Kendall County Record, “Miss Bowne is having a neat cottage built south of her residence on West VanEmon Street near South State Street.”120

 

At one time the house was known as the “Fitzgerald house.”

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corniels are building a new addition to their home on West Van Emmon Street.121

 

“Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatcher have moved from the Fitzgerald house below the Methodist Church to the house on Washington Street next to George McHugh’s.”122

 

Lot 4: Jacob P. and Elias A. Black & wives to Pharier L. Lyon, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, July 22, 1865, $125.

Lot 4: James W. Lyon & wife to Andrew P. Dixon, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, November 3, 1866, $150.

Lot 4: Andrew P. Dixon & wife to Charles Shibley, lots 3 and 4, Original Village of Yorkville, and east half of lots 5 and 6, block 21, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, April 27, 1872, $500.

Lot 4: Charles Shibley & wife to Daniel G. Johnson, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, and 5 and 6, block 21, Black’s First Addition to Yorkville, July 24, 1873, $500.

Lot 3: Daniel G. Johnson to Elizabeth Bowne, west half lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, February 1898, $100.

Lot 4: Daniel G. Johnson to Elizabeth Bowne, east half of lots 3 and 4 and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1898, $150.

Lot 4: William H. Bowne to Alonzo Stansel, lot 5, block 5, Mason’s First Addition to Village of Yorkville to Yorkville; lots 3 and 4 and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, March 7, 1904, $3,200.

Lot 4: Alonzo Stansel to Warren L. Buckman, part of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville; and lot 12, block 5 Mason’s First Addition to Village of Yorkville to Yorkville, August 1904.

Lot 4: Alonzo Stansel to Florence A. Buckman, east half lots 3 and 4, west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1904.

Lot 4: Warren S. Buckman to George Mewhirter, part of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1905.

Lot 4: Florence A. Buckman to Paul J. Scofield, part of lots 3 and 4; and the west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1905.

Lot 4: George Mewhirter to Clara I. Krueger, lots 3 and 4, except 25 feet, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1918, $650.

Lot 4: Minnie Kahle to Henry Kahle, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4; and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1919.

Lot 4: Clara I. Krueger to Ewald Weber, lots 3 and 4, except east 25 feet, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1920, $1,000.

Lot 4: Henry Kahle to George H. Arundale, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1920, $1,800.

Lot 4: Ewald Weber to W. H. Bretthauer, part of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1920, $1,000.

Lot 4: George H. Arundale to Andrew Corneils, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1921, $2,500.

Lot 4: Andrew Corneils and wife Dorothea to Walter C. Corneils west half of lots 5 and 6, and east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1925, $2,300.

 

Elizabeth Bowne, lots 3 and 4 (sic west half?), block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, increased to $ 200.

 

Elizabeth Bowne, lots 3 and 4 (sic west half?), block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1900 T-A, increased to $ 400.

 

William H. Bretthauer, lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $330.

 

William H. Bretthauer, west 75 feet lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $750.

 

Walter Corniels, east 25 feet lots 3 and 4; west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $430.

 

Walter Corniels, east 25 feet lots 3 and 4; west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $900.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 202 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 204 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 5: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Levi Dunbar, lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, September 26, 1865, $125.

Lot 5: Levi Dunbar to Alvah Beecher, lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, February 12, 1866, $125.

Lot 5: Alvah Beecher to James C. Carnes, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, May 28, 1866, $125.

Lot 5: James C. Carnes to Andrew P. Dixon, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, November 20, 1866, $50.

Lot: 5 Alvah Beecher to Daniel G. Johnson, west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, February 11, 1867, $65.

Lot 5: Andrew P. Dixon & wife to Charles Shibley, lots 3 and 4, and east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 27, 1872, $500.

Lot 5: Daniel G. Johnson & wife to Anna Gargrave, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 11, 1885, $100.

Lot 5: Amos Gargrave to George Gargrave, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1893.

Lot 5: George Gargrave to Abel Heap, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1896, $300.

Lot 5: Daniel G. Johnson to Elizabeth Bowne, east half of lots 3 and 4 and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1898, $150.

Lot 5: William H. Bowne to Alonzo Stansel, lot 5, block 5, Mason’s First Addition to Village of Yorkville to Yorkville; lots 3 and 4 and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 7, 1904, $3,200.

Lot 5: Abel Heap to John Fitzgerald, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1904, $300.

Lot 5: Alonzo Stansel to Florence A. Buckman, east half lots 3 and 4, west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1904.

Lot 5: Florence A. Buckman to Paul J. Scofield, part of lots 3 and 4; and the west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1905.

Lot 5: Paul J. Scofield to Henry Kahle, west half of lots 5 and 6, and east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1913, $1,300.

Lot 5: Minnie Kahle to Henry Kahle, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4; and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1919.

Lot 5: Lena Morris, et al, to Herbert S. Fitzgerald, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1919.

Lot 5: Herbert S. Fitzgerald to Joseph H. Stumm, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1919.

Lot 4: Henry Kahle to George H. Arundale, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1920, $1,800.

Lot 5: George H. Arundale to Andrew Corneils, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1921, $2,500.

Lot 5: Andrew Corneils and wife Dorothea to Walter C. Corneils west half of lots 5 and 6, and east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1925, $2,300.

Lot 5: Theresa Stumm to Edgar C. Hardekopf, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, February 28, 1940.

 

Lot 5: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

At one time the house was known as the “Fitzgerald house.”

 

“Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatcher have moved from the Fitzgerald house below the Methodist Church to the house on Washington Street next to George McHugh’s.”123

 

Daniel G. Johnson, west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $30.

 

Abel Heap, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $90.

 

Walter Corniels, east 25 feet lots 3 and 4; west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $430.

 

Walter Corniels, east 25 feet lots 3 and 4; west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $900.

 

Joseph H. Stumm, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $410.

 

Joseph H. Stumm, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $850.

Lot 6

 

Street address: 202 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Street address: 204 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Jacob P. & Elias A. Black & wives to Levi Dunbar, lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, September 26, 1865, $125.

Lot 6: Levi Dunbar to Alvah Beecher, lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, February 12, 1866, $125.

Lot 6: Alvah Beecher to James Carnes, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, May 28, 1866, $125.

Lot 6: James C. Carnes to Andrew P. Dixon, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, November 20, 1866, $50.

Lot 6: Andrew P. Dixon & wife to Charles Shibley, lots 3 and 4, and east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 27, 1872, $500.

Lot 6: Daniel G. Johnson & wife to Anna Gargrave, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 11, 1885, $100.

Lot 6: Amos Gargrave to George Gargrave, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1893.

Lot 6: George Gargrave to Abel Heap, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1896, $300.

Lot 6: Daniel G. Johnson to Elizabeth Bowne, east half of lots 3 and 4 and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, December 1898, $150.

Lot 6: William H. Bowne to Alonzo Stansel, lot 5, block 5, Mason’s First Addition to Village of Yorkville to Yorkville; lots 3 and 4 and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 7, 1904, $3,200.

Lot 6: Abel Heap to John Fitzgerald, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1904, $300.

Lot 6: Alonzo Stansel to Florence A. Buckman, east half lots 3 and 4, west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1904.

Lot 6: Florence A. Buckman to Paul J. Scofield, part of lots 3 and 4; and the west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1905.

Lot 6: Minnie Kahle to Henry Kahle, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4; and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1919.

Lot 6: Lena Morris, et al, to Herbert S. Fitzgerald, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1919.

Lot 6: Herbert S. Fitzgerald to Joseph H. Stumm, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1919.

Lot 6: Henry Kahle to George H. Arundale, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1920, $1,800.

Lot 6: George H. Arundale to Andrew Corneils, east 25 feet of lots 3 and 4, and west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1921, $2,500.

Lot 6: Andrew Corneils and wife Dorothea to Walter C. Corneils west half of lots 5 and 6, and east half of lots 3 and 4, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1925, $2,300.

Lot 6: Theresa Stumm to Edgar C. Hardekopf, east half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, February 28, 1940.

 

 

Lot 6: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

At one time the house was known as the “Fitzgerald house.”

 

“Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatcher have moved from the Fitzgerald house below the Methodist Church to the house on Washington Street next to George McHugh’s.”124

 

Daniel G. Johnson, west half of lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $30.

 

Abel Heap, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $90.

 

Walter Corniels, east 25 feet lots 3 and 4; west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $430.

 

Walter Corniels, east 25 feet lots 3 and 4; west half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $900.

 

Joseph H. Stumm, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $410.

 

Joseph H. Stumm, east half lots 5 and 6, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $850.

 

Lot 7

 

Fronts on South Main Street.

 

Lot 7: Vacant lot in 1870

 

Lot 8

 

Northwest corner of West Madison and South Main Streets.

 

Lot 8: The Yorkville Methodist Church was located on lot 8, block 27, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 8: In 1870, site of the Yorkville Methodist Church.

 

Block 28, Original Village of Yorkville
Southeast corner of Van Emon and South Main Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Northeast corner of West Madison and South Main Streets. Site of old jail across the street from the old courthouse.

 

Lot 1: George M. Hollenback, Administrator, to Board of Supervisors Kendall County, undivided half of lots 1 and 2, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1892, $175.

Lot 1: Adele M. Kremer to Board of Supervisors Kendall County, undivided half of lots 1 and 2, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1892, $175.

 

Lot 1: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 2

 

Northeast corner of West Madison and South Main Streets. Site of old jail across the street from the old courthouse.

 

Lot 2: George M. Hollenback, Administrator, to Board of Supervisors Kendall County, undivided half of lots 1 and 2, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1892, $175.

Lot 2: Adele M. Kremer to Board of Supervisors Kendall County, undivided half of lots 1 and 2, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, November 1892, $175.

 

Lot 2: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 3

 

Faces on South Main Street.

 

Lot 3: Master in Chancery to George M. Johnson, lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1903, $300.

Lot 3: George M. Johnson to Board of Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 3 and 4, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, $400.

 

Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $50.

 

Lot 3: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 4

 

Southeast corner of West Van Emmon and South Main Streets.

 

Lot 4: Master in Chancery to George M. Johnson, lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1903, $300.

Lot 4: George M. Johnson to Board of Supervisors of Kendall County, lots 3 and 4, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, $400.

 

Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $50.

 

Lot 4: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: 112 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: lots 5 and 6 and ½ adjacent street, block 28 Original Village of Yorkville.

 

 

Lot 5: Master in Chancery to George M. Johnson, lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1903, $300.

Lot 5: George Johnson, Administrator, to Oscar C. Knudson, Administrator’s deed, lot 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $50.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, lots 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $50.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, lots 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $100.

 

Lot 6

 

Street address: 112 West Van Emmon Street.

Legal description: lots 5 and 6 and ½ adjacent street, block 28 Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 6: Master in Chancery to George M. Johnson, lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1903, $300.

Lot 6: George Johnson, Administrator, to O. C. Knudson, Administrator’s deed, lot 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, May 1924.

 

Lot was vacant in 1870.

 

Jacob P. and Elias A. Black, lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $50.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, lots 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $50.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, lots 5 and 6, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $100.

 

Lot 7

 

Street address: 107 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 7 and 8 with ½ adjacent street, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville.

House constructed circa 1916 by Oscar C. Knudson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Smythe have rented the O. C. Knudson home.125

 

Lot 7: Edward Moore to Alpheas D. Covell, lot 7, block 28, April 7, 1859, $100.

Lot 7: Alpheas D. Covell & wife to Daniel G. Johnson, lot 7, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, July 1, 1871, $175.

Lot 7: Mary Johnson and Carrie Knight to Fred Johnson, lot 7, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, January 1911.

Lot 7: Fred Johnson to Kendall County Loan and Abstract Company, lot 7, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, Yorkville, March 1916, $100. Fred Johnson was the son of Daniel G. and Mary “Elizabeth” (Heustis) Johnson.

Lot 7: Kendall County Loan and Abstract Company to Minnie A. Knudson, west 15 feet of lot 7, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1916, $50.

Lot 7: Kendall County Loan & Abstract Company to Minnie A. Knudson, east 35 feet of lot 7, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1920, $300.

Lot 7: Adolph Anderson to Oscar C. Knudson, part of lot 7 and all of lot 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1928.

 

Daniel G. Johnson, lot 7, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

O. C. Knudson, west 15 feet of lot 7 and all of lot 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1917 T-A, increased to $917.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, lots 7 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,450.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, lots 7 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,900.

 

Lot 7: In 1870, there was a house or barn on lot 7, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 8

 

Street address: 107 West Madison Street.

Legal description: lots 7 and 8 with ½ adjacent street, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Lot 8: Master in Chancery to George M. Johnson, lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1903, $300.

Lot 8: George M. Johnson to Minnie A. Knudson, lot 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1916, $300.

Lot 8: Adolph Anderson to Oscar C. Knudson, part of lot 7 and all of lot 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, April 1928.

 

Lot 8: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

In 1916, Oscar C. Knudson’s built a home on lot 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville. Lot 8 is the first lot east of the old jail on Madison Street.

“Oscar C. Knudson has sold his fine home on Heustis Street to William Henne who will have possession January 1, 1917. Mr. Knudson will build a modern cottage on the lot at the brow of the hill across the street from the courthouse. The Knudson home on Heustis Street is modern and in a pleasant location.”126

 

O. C. Knudson has purchased the building in which he has his office and chapel from Mr. Anderson of Aurora.127

 

The portion of Jefferson Street between blocks 28 and 29, Original Village of Yorkville was close. In 1905, the Yorkville Hose house was resurrected and moved up the hill to the portion of Jefferson Street immediately south of Madison Street where it was transformed into the Yorkville Village Hall.

 

Jacob P, and Elias A. Black, lot 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $20.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, lots 7 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,450.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, lots 7 and 8, block 28, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,900.

 

Block 29, Original Village of Yorkville
Southwest corner of Van Emon and West Ridge Streets.

 

Lot 1

 

Lot 1: M. B. Castle to Milton E. Cornell, part of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1893, $100.

 

Jacob P, and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $60.

 

Mae C. Jeter, lots 1 and 2, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $220.

 

Mae C. Jeter, lots 1 and 2, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $440.

 

Lot 1: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 2

 

Jacob P, and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $60.

 

Mae C. Jeter, lots 1 and 2, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $220.

 

Mae C. Jeter, lots 1 and 2, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $440.

 

Lot 2: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 3

 

Jacob P, and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $60.

 

George Mewhirter lots 3 and 4, block 29, 1905 T-A, $100.

 

George Mewhirter, south 55 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $40

 

George Mewhirter, south 55 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931T-A, $80

 

Paul L. Hoadley, north 45 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1924 T-A, increased to $290.

 

Paul L. Hoadley, north 45 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $290

 

Lot 3: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 4

 

Lot 4: Master in Chancery to George Mewhirter, lot 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1903, $41.

Lot 4: George Mewhirter and wife, Nettie M. Mewhirter to Paul L. Hoadley, north 45 feet of lot 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, also strip 45 feet by 25 feet east from above land, March 1924, $700.

 

Jacob P, and Elias A. Black, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $60.

 

George Mewhirter lots 3 and 4, block 29, 1905 T-A, $100.

 

George Mewhirter, south 55 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $40

 

George Mewhirter, south 55 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931T-A, $80

 

Paul L. Hoadley, north 45 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1924 T-A, increased to $290.

 

Paul L. Hoadley, north 45 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $290.

 

Paul L. Hoadley, north 45 feet of lots 3 and 4, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $570.

 

Lot 4: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 5

 

Street address: ? East Van Emmon Street

Legal description: part of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville.

Lot is on the southeast corner of East Van Emmon and South Bridge Streets.

Original building here was known as the Cornell Building for the owner of the Kendall County Bank, Milton E. Cornell.

 

Kendall County Bank, Milton E. Cornell proprietor (1874 – 1894)

Newton Brothers Bank, a private bank with William R. & Robert N. Newton proprietors ( - 1902)

Yorkville National Bank (1902 -

 

A private bank called the Kendall County Bank erected the first bank building in Yorkville in the summer of 1874. It was an 18 by 26 foot wood frame building on leased ground on the southeast corner of South Bridge and East Van Emmon Streets. The contractor, Andrew Cornell, was assisted by John Inscho.128 The building faced west on South Bridge Street and was directly across the street from the Cotton Building. Succeeding buildings, on the same corner, have faced north, fronting on East Van Emmon Street

 

It was a private bank called the Kendall County Bank

 

At a recent meeting of the directors of the Yorkville National Bank it was decided to plan for a new building constructed of brick or concrete. The committee to look into the matter is Fred G. Hill, Luther J. Jeter and Frank Fasmer.

There is a good space for a neat home for our national bank, the lot is 25 by 40 feet, and will afford ample room for the business of the bank. The institution is on a firm basis, has a large and growing line of depositors and customers, and needs a modern home.

129

 

Plans are being perfected for the new national bank building to be built in Yorkville. The building will have a north frontage of 25 feet and extend back, up the hill, 50 feet. It will be constructed of stone and brick and will be modern in every respect.130

 

Work has begun on the new building for the Yorkville National Bank. Saturday morning the old structure was moved across the street to a lot behind the Grant and Ohse Store (Hubbard Building) where it will be used as a bank until the new building is completed. At that time it will be turned over to the electric line and will be used as a waiting room.

Monday morning the excavation for the new building was started. There will be a cellar where a boiler for steam heat will be located. The new structure will face the north and will be thirty feet wide and fifty feet long, running back to the old reading room. The contract has been let to Aurora contractors who hope to have the building completed by July 1. The bank will be an imposing structure of dark red brick with white Bedford stone trimmings and will have windows along the hill side to add to the general appearance. The front will be of prick with plenty of stone to make it massive, with pillars of stone at the front of the porch.

Inside will be a president’s office, a director’s room, two rooms for customers and toilet requisites.131

 

The new building for the Yorkville National Bank is rapidly nearing completion and the business will probably be moved by August 1. The old bank building will probably be covered with galvanized iron and used by the street car company as a waiting room.132

 

Lot 5: Elias A. Black & wife to Castle & Cornell, undivided part of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, February 25, 1880, $300.

Lot 5: Louisa Black, Executor to Castle & Cornell, Executor’s deed, undivided part of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, February 25, 1880, $300.

Lot 5: Milton E. Cornell to M. Louise Newton, part of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, March 1894, $1,600.

Lot 5: Louise B. Newton to Yorkville National Bank, part of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1902, $2,500.

Lot 5: George M. Hollenback, Administrator, to Frank R. Frazier, undivided one-half of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1904, $37.50.

Lot 5: M. Louise Newton to Frank R. Frazier, undivided one-half of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, August 1904, $37.50.

Lot 5: Frank R. Frazier to Sarah R. Frazier, undivided one-half of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, June 1905.

Lot 5: M. Louisa Newton to Yorkville National Bank, part of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1910, $300.

 

Yorkville National Bank, north 50 by 40 feet lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $2,450.

 

Yorkville National Bank, north 50 by 40 feet lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $4,900.

 

Street address: South Bridge Street

Legal description:

 

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Yorkville, Illinois to Yorkville Woman’s Club, part of block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, September 1935.

 

Knudson Undertaking parlor and morgue, Oscar C. Knudson proprietor (1903 – August 1909)

 

In 1905 the first building south of the Yorkville National Bank was a building used as an undertaking parlor by Oscar C. Knudson.

 

The old building south of the bank is being torn down. J. E. Grate has bought the lumber in it and is moving it away. The lot is being cleared for the construction of a new bank building which will be built in the near future.133

 

The building recently occupied by Joseph Rubenstein is being painted and put in shape for O. C. Knudson, who will use it as undertaking rooms and a morgue. Mr. Knudson expects to have his headquarters there and will be in better shape to handle his business than from the old rooms. Mr. Knudson’s undertaking rooms were in the building between the Yorkville National Bank and the W. C. T. U. reading room before the move to the northwest corner of South Bridge and West Van Emmon Street.134

 

Street address: South Bridge Street

Legal description: mid 25 by 40 feet lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville.

 

Women’s Christian Temperance Union Building (June 1878 - )

Women’s Christian Temperance Union Reading Room (June 1878 - 1915)

Yorkville Public Library operated by the Yorkville Women’s Club (December 1915 - 1965)

Yorkville Public Library, operated by the City of Yorkville (1965 – 1972)

 

The second building south of the Yorkville National Bank was a 22 by 40 wood frame building built by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.) in 1878. The building was dedicated as the W. C.T.U. reading room June 14, 1878. Later it was a library managed by the Yorkville Women’s Club for the benefit of the citizens of Yorkville and vicinity, and finally it became the first library operated by the City of Yorkville.

 

The W.C.T.U./Library building was sold to the Yorkville National Bank by the City of Yorkville in 1972 to allow the bank to expand, and the building was razed in late 1972 or early 1973. When the City of Yorkville sold the library to the Yorkville National Bank they purchased the former United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Offices on the east side of South Bridge Street next to the river for a library. Seven years later they learned that the Illinois Department of Transportation required the site to permit the construction of a new four lane bridge across the Fox River. The state paid the city enough money to build a new building of the same size, 2,880 square feet, on the state owned Game Farm land deeded to the city.

 

W.C.T.U. mid 25 by 40 feet lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $330.

 

Street address: South Bridge Street

Legal description:

 

Yorkville is to have a real estate and insurance building between the reading room and the hose house. George Mewhirter is building a one-story office and it will fit nicely in the gap.135

 

Frank R. Frazier, south 25 by 40 feet, lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1905 T-A, $160.

 

Frank R. Frazier, south 25 by 40 feet lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $380.

 

Frank R. Frazier, south 25 by 40 feet lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $800.

Street address: East Van Emmon Street

Legal description: 25 by 50 feet northwest corner block 29, Original Village of Yorkville.

Original wood frame building was removed in November 1958 to make room for the expansion of the Yorkville National Bank.

 

Dr. McClelland Office, Dr. Robert Alexander, Sr., M. D. (July 1894 – November 1918)

Dr. Perkins Office, Dr. Lyman A. Perkins, M. D. (July 1919 –

Dr. Frank Loomis, D.V.M office

 

Dr. McClelland’s office is now in the new building east of the Yorkville bank, on the ground floor. The rooms are nicely finished and furnished.136

 

Dr. McClelland has had his office raised to the grade and a new stone foundation put under it. Is is now a neat looking building with its fresh coat of paint.137

 

Dr. McClelland is making some improvements in his office. He is having a basement dug and will put in a hot air furnace to heat the office. He is also building an addition on the rear of the building to better accommodate his patients.138

 

It has taken some weeks for Dr. R. A. McClelland to get his office in shape, putting in a furnace in the cellar, building and addition to the rear and enlarging his rooms, but he now has it about all completed and furnished. It is as complete as any large city office. He has all the modern appliances for electrical treatment and other machinery for lung and throat treatment.139

 

Dr. L. A. Perkins of Plattville will move to Yorkville, the last of the month and will occupy the office of the late Dr. R. A. McClelland next to the Yorkville National Bank. Dr. and Mrs. Perkins have made their home in Plattville for several years where they and their daughter Maxine have become popular. The doctor has a good practice there, a large part of which will follow him to Yorkville. Dr. Perkins succeeded Dr. Henning in the Plattville community, coming there from Michigan where he had been company surgeon for a railroad company.140

 

Dr. Loomis’ office building was sold to Rudy Horton and the building was moved down East Van Emmon Street to Rudy’s property on the east side of Yorkville, where it was eventually attached to the Horton’s home.141

 

Dr. Frank G. Loomis, 25 by 50 feet northwest corner block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $700.

 

Street address: East Van Emmon Street

Legal description: east half lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville

 

Dearborn Skating Rink, Paul Dearborn proprietor (1884 – Sanborn 1886)

Reuben W. Willett’s Storage Shed (Sanborn 1892 – September 1903)

 

Paul Dearborn constructed a new skating rink just east of Dr. McClelland’s office on the south side of East Van Emmon Street in 1884.

The new building in the rear of the bank, which is 32 by 100 feet, is nearing completion, and Manager Dearborn expects to open it in about two weeks with a grand roller staking carnival, on which occasion extraordinary attractions will be offered. The building is put up in good shape, and will be quite airy for summer nights, as there are plenty of windows.

It will be a grand place for campaign meetings this fall, when politics lead everything else.142

 

The old rink, Armbruster & Needham’s storehouse on East Van Emmon Street is being raised to the grade level of the street. The next to go up will be Dr. McClelland’s office building.143

 

Armbruster and Needham, east half lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $130.

 

Newton Brothers, west half of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $280.

 

Jacob Armbruster, east half lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $530.

 

Jacob Armbruster, east half of lot 5, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $1,050.

 

 

Robert A. McClelland Estate, 25 by 50 feet northwest corner block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $700.

 

Lot 5: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 6

 

Lot was taken for the construction of Illinois Route 47.

 

Lot 6: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Lot 7

 

Street address: 301 South Bridge Street.

Legal description: lot 7, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, and east half of adjacent street on the west.

Building constructed in 1887 by Yorkville merchant Byron A. Cotton.

The major part of the construction work was done by Senberger & Company of Chicago, which was the company that rebuilt the courthouse after it was destroyed by fire in March 1887.

Before relocating to 301 South Bridge Street, Mr. Cotton had operated his business across the street at 223 South Bridge Street.

 

Byron A. Cotton’s Grocery and Bakery (August 1887- December 1910)

Yorkville Ice Cream Factory, Byron A. Cotton proprietor, (June 1910 - )

Herman H. Wollenweber Grocery (December 1910 - )

Knudson Undertaking, Oscar C. Knudson undertaker and funeral director (May 1919 – January 1932

Yorkville Post Office, June 1932-

Yorkville Coin Investment

 

Byron A. Cotton has purchased the two lots opposite the Kendall County Bank, and will probably build a store and residence for himself in the spring.144

 

Mr. Cotton’s new brick building is a fixed fact. Bert Wellman and Uncle Jimmy Green are laying the foundation walls, and we hear that the court-house contractors will construct the building. It will be a two-story building and greatly improve the old hillside corner opposite the bank. We are glad to see Mr. Cotton prosper. Not only is he a good businessman, but a useful citizen.145

 

The walls of Cotton’s new store will be up by Saturday.146

 

Workmen are rushing Cotton’s new building. The first story will be up Saturday night.147

 

Mr. Cotton’s new building is nearing completion. Men and teams are now engaged in grading off the lots adjoining the building. He will have the boss store corner.148

 

Byron A. Cotton is moving into the new brick building just completed on the corner of Van Emmon and Bridge Streets. He has splendid quarters for business, a fine bake oven and storerooms in the basement; large salesroom on the first floor, and his family residence on the second floor. It is as nice a location as can be found anywhere. The store proper is equipped with every convenience. It is expected that the store will be ready for you calls by next Monday.149

 

Mr. Cotton’s new store is now occupied by that enterprising gentleman, whose big advertisement in this issue tells partly of his nice stock of goods.150

 

Byron A. Cotton has had the bank excavated in the rear of his grocery store so he can get his ice cream making apparatus in position.151

 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Webster will move this week from their home in the Cotton building and will make their home with her father, Fred Bretthauer. Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Wittrup will occupy the flat vacated by the Websters.152

 

The Bretthauer-Webster home is being improved by the addition of an enclosed porch on the southwest corner.153

 

Mr. Cotton has just received two chests of new crop tea directly from Japan, via San Francisco. It is choice and cheap in price.154

 

Cotton has a new soda water fountain which he will have in running order by Friday. Call and get an ice cold drink or soda or a glass of ice cream.155

 

The second story porch and outside stairway was added to the Cotton building in 1901.

 

Mr. Byron A. Cotton has made an addition to the south side of his store for storage purposes. It is constructed with a heavy concrete wall along the south bank and a brick front.156

 

Mr. Byron A. Cotton Completes His Thirtieth Year as Yorkville Grocer.

B. A. Cotton, the senior grocer of Yorkville, has been in business in this town thirty years Thursday, April 29. He and his wife came here in 1879 and started a bakery and grocery in the building now occupied by Joseph Rubenstein and there he was a well known man among the children. His home made candies and taffy he used to make at the county fair are still dear to the hearts of the young folks who used to have an opportunity to taste them. In 1887 he built the building across from the bank where he still lives and carries on one of the best groceries in the county. He has given up baking but carries a line of bakery goods made in Aurora. As a souvenir of the occasion, Mr. Cotton sent out about two hundred postal cards with a picture of himself and the store which are much appreciated by his patrons.157

 

Advertisement: Yorkville Ice Cream Factory. Pure Ice Cream in any quantity for parties, picnics or family use. Orders give to the following local agents will receive the same prompt attention as though ordered direct: F. G. Hill & Co., Yorkville, Illinois; LaForge & Corrigan, Plattville, Illinois; The Enterprise, Millbrook, Illinois. Open Sundays from 10:00 to 12:00 and 4:00 to 6:00. B. A Cotton Yorkville, Illinois.158

Comment: When Byron A. first began to make ice cream he offered to supply ice cream by order for special events and holidays. Initially all of the ice cream was made the old fashioned way by hand cranking the ice cream maker. Making ice cream by hand was a tremendous job. B. A. apparently was an excellent ice cream maker and the demand grew. As the business grew, B. A. purchased a "horse power" to replace hand cranking. A "horse power" was a device to provide power for appropriate tasks. The power was provided by a horse walking in a circle connected to the device.

 

Byron A. Cotton has sold his business and the contents of the store to Herman Wollenweber, possession to be given about December 1. Mr. Cotton has been in business in Yorkville since 1879 and has made a place in the hearts of the citizens that cannot be supplanted by any successor. Herman is a young man, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wollenweber, who has made a host of friends since he has been employed by Mr. Bretthauer (in the grocery business) and who can carry on the business with credit. (Credit may have been a bad choice of words. Pun intended.) Mr. Cotton retains the ice cream business.159

 

Oliver McDowell has sold his restaurant and lunch counter to Herman Wollenweber, who has moved it to his store in the Cotton Building on the opposite corner. Mr. McDowell will continue his grocery store and meat market in the Hubbard Building as before.160

 

Having purchased the lunch room of Oliver McDowell, I am ready to serve regular meals and short orders at all hours. Table and counter service is available. I will continue to handle high grade groceries. Herman H. Wollenweber.161

 

O. C. Knudson will move his undertaking rooms to the Cotton Building as soon as the rooms are refinished and put into shape for him. Mr. Knudson is preparing to give his patrons better service than ever. He will have a combination chapel and display room in front and morgue in the rear. As an undertaker, Mr. Knudson is a credit to the community. He is an able workman and an agreeable director. He will abandon the horse livery business and have only his automobile. The livery barn will be taken over by Dr. Byerrum as a horse hospital and his office as veterinarian.162

 

Death Takes B. A. Cotton, part of Byron A. Cotton’s obituary.

Mr. Cotton was 64 years of age and came to Yorkville from western Pennsylvania in the 70's. He opened a bakery in the building now occupied by the Wittrup restaurant. He and his good wife were exceptionally well liked in Yorkville, as were their two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Jeter of Plano and Mrs. Archie Whitfield of Millbrook, who died some two years ago. Mrs. Cotton broke the family circle, when her death occurred twelve years ago. The loss of these two loved ones reflected in the health of Mr. Cotton and his general condition weakened.

He built the brick building now occupied by Oscar C. Knudson, a number of years ago and was a popular baker and grocer until he retired from active business.

The past year he as been a Magistrate and his work in this office was judicial and effective. Yorkville will miss this excellent character and many friends are grieved to hear of the untimely death.163

 

O. C. Knudson has purchased the building in which he has his office and chapel from Mr. Anderson of Aurora.164

 

O. C. Knudson retires after 29 years of service by selling out his business to T. A. Hoganson of Morris, IL and Earle O. Fruland who graduated from Yorkville High School in the class of 1925.165

 

Postmaster John R. Marshall announces the Yorkville Post Office will be opened in the Oscar C. Knudson building, with complete new fixtures and other essentials, including tables, chairs, desks, boxes and a large new safe.

Joseph Reinboldt and Tom Jones unloaded the safe from a C. B. & Q. boxcar yesterday afternoon. It is a large 3,300 pound affair painted a light green and will add attractiveness to the new post office.

The finish on the new furnishings is to be a beautiful golden oak. The new furnishings will take up a large amount of the spacious new quarters. The new desks and chairs, stools, etc., have already been received by the postmaster and he only awaits the arrival of the rest of the fittings to make the complete change.

The rural carriers will have larger and lighter quarters in which to sort the mail as well as better parking facilities.

Previous to its current location the post office was in the building now occupied by J. C. Hunter Pharmacy. After a destructive fire the post office was located on the present site of the Farmer’s State Bank of Yorkville. From there it was moved to the north room of Godard Building/Union Hall and has been there for about fifty-six years.166

 

The Yorkville Post Office will be opened Thursday morning in its new quarters in the O. C. Knudson building. The new fixtures arrived Tuesday morning and installation began immediately. Complete new fixtures all around are being erected in the newly decorated building. The decorating is being done by Frank R. Skinner and John Hubbell. The new boxes have different combinations than the previous boxes and those with boxes in the old building will find their new combinations on cards in the boxes. The fixtures in the Knudson building are golden oak, and with the new decorations will greatly improve the new post office quarters over the old.167

 

Comment: There was a large lobby in the northwest part of the building as you entered. The entrance was in the same place it is today. For years this was the social center of Yorkville where one could chat with friends and neighbors. Everyone knew what times the mail arrived in Yorkville and approximately how long it took the postal employees to put the mail up (in mail boxes.) At the appropriate time, the people would start gravitating toward the post office to pick up their mail. The lobby was often crowded with people talking with their neighbors and Yorkville businessmen. There was little nearby parking available other than the parallel parking then allowed on Bridge Street. With increasing traffic on Illinois Route 47 and the lack of adequate parking, it was decided to build a new post office.

 

The post office in the Cotton building was superseded by a newly built post office at 109 East Hydraulic Avenue. It is currently the first building on the north side of East Hydraulic Avenue. I believe this building was constructed in the mid 1950's but this is a guess. Ira Perkins and his son Dale built the building. The post office on East Hydraulic Avenue was replaced by the current post office building on West Hydraulic Avenue.

 

Lot 7: Heirs of Elias A. Black to Byron A. Cotton, undivided half interest in lots 7 and lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, February 14, 1887, $250.

Lot 7: George M. Hollenback, Administrator of Jacob P. Black estate, to Byron A. Cotton, undivided half interest in lots 7 and lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, March 8, 1887, $250.

Lot 7: Byron A. Cotton & wife to George M. Hollenback, Administrator, part of lot 7 and lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, September 10, 1887.

Lot 8: Mae C. Jeter and husband, to Adolph Anderson, lot 8, and part of lot 7, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1926, $6,000.

 

Byron A. Cotton, west part lot 7 and all of lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1899 T-A, $500.

 

Adolph Anderson, west part lot 7 and all of lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,130.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, west part lot 7 and all of lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,260.

 

Lot 8

 

Street address: 301 South Bridge Street.

Legal description: lots 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, and east half of adjacent street on the west.

Building constructed in 1887 by Yorkville merchant Byron A. Cotton. The actual construction work was done by the same crew that rebuilt the courthouse after it was destroyed by fire.

Before relocating to 301 South Bridge Street, Mr. Cotton had operated his business across the street at 223 South Bridge Street.

 

See lot 7, block 29, description above.

 

Lot 8: Heirs of Elias A. Black to Byron A. Cotton, undivided half interest in lots 7 and lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, February 14, 1887, $250.

Lot 8: George M. Hollenback, Administrator of Jacob P. Black estate, to Byron A. Cotton, undivided half interest in lots 7 and lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, March 8, 1887, $250.

Lot 8: Byron A. Cotton & wife to George M. Hollenback, Administrator, part of lot 7 and lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, September 10, 1887.

Lot 8: Mae C. Jeter and husband, to Adolph Anderson, lot 8, and part of lot 7, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1926, $6,000.

 

Adolph Anderson, west part lot 7 and all of lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1927 T-A, $1,130.

 

Oscar C. Knudson, west part lot 7 and all of lot 8, block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, 1931 T-A, $2,260.

 

Lot 8: Vacant lot in 1870.

 

Charles J. Black, Administrator, to Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Administrator’s deed, part of block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1, 1883, $75.

Elias A. Black & wife to Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Administrator’s deed, part of block 29, Original Village of Yorkville, October 1, 1883, $75.



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